Compliance Focus

Bulletin: California Enacts New Paid Sick Leave Law

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California Enacts new Paid Sick Leave Law Effective July 1, 2015, employers with employees working in California will be required to provide paid sick leave.  California becomes the second state—behind Connecticut—to enact such a law, along with 11 municipalities.  The California law applies to all employers, both public and private, regardless of size and any [Read More...]

Usage Data Underscores the Value of Automated Employment and Income Verifications

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As we approach the HR Technology Conference, Equifax Workforce Solutions is proud to release The Work Number® - Verifications Infographic that highlights the true value of the automated employment and income verification service to employers, employees, and verifiers. Your employees encounter life events and financial choices that require verification of employment and income.  The Work Number enables an [Read More...]

Charge Auditing: Prevent Improper UC Benefits Payments

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While the prevention of improper unemployment benefits via compliant claims response remains the primary focus of UI integrity legislation, the rapid identification of these charges (after they begin) can also go a long way toward reducing the $5 billion in overpayments. Improper charges can have a direct effect on your company’s unemployment experience, potentially causing [Read More...]

Compliance in Education: Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces

Compliance in Education

Compliance is a hot topic to most, if not all, higher ed institutions.  Whether the discussion is centered around presenting new hires with the appropriate forms, like Section 503 or VEVRAA, complying with the latest Executive Orders for minimum wage, LGBT or Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces, or ensuring that all Form I-9s are complete [Read More...]

Financial Institutions: Third Party Vendors

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Financial institutions increasingly rely on third party vendors to help them achieve their growth and efficiency initiatives.  Banks, insurance companies, and specialty finance organizations look to third-party expertise and specialization as the cost of doing business and consumer demand for innovation grows.  Regulators are increasing scrutiny as well.  A recent article from Mortgage Compliance Magazine [Read More...]

Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces: Impact on Contractors

Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces

On July 31, 2014, President Obama signed Executive Order 13673, entitled Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces.  This order imposes several new obligations on federal contractors, including: Disclosure of specific labor and employment law violations over the prior three years Disclosures to employees and independent contractors of specific wage-related information A ban on certain types of [Read More...]

Recent Webinar: I-9 Compliance – Top Ten Mistakes

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Our good friend and well-known I-9 compliance lawyer Amy Peck recently held an audience of over 1,100 captive on the subject of I-9 and E-Verify for an hour-long webinar. The theme: Top Ten I-9 compliance and E-Verify mistakes. Amy talked about everything from government data mining of E-Verify for possible infractions to audit-readiness best practices. [Read More...]

Colorado Affirmation – Revised Form for CO Employers

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In addition to maintaining Form I-9 compliance, each employer in Colorado has an added requirement for new hires.  The Colorado Employment verification law (8-2-122, C.R.S.) and rules apply to public and private employers who transact business in Colorado, and to employees hired on or after January 1, 2007.  The law requires each employer in Colorado to [Read More...]

Join #TeamCompliance at HR Tech

Team Compliance

From the employer mandates associated with the Affordable Care Act to I-9 management, compliance is on the minds of HR, payroll and tax pros. That’s why at this year’s HR Technology Conference happening October 7-10th at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, Equifax Workforce Solutions is inviting attendees to join #TeamCompliance and play [Read More...]

Salt Lake City Hotel Chain Fined Almost $2 Million in ICE Audit

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A September 10th ICE news release named Salt Lake City hotel chain Grand America as having been fined almost $2 million as a result of hiring unauthorized workers. As part of the settlement, Grand America also agreed to undertake remedial measures estimated to cost the company around $500,000. These measures include: adopting new policies to [Read More...]