Compliance Focus

ETS Tax Intelligence: A Recent SUTA Dumping Case

Case Facts In 2010, Quality Home Solutions, LLC (“Quality”), a residential home builder in West Virginia, was assigned a state unemployment insurance (“SUI”) tax rate of 8.5%.  Quality filed for bankruptcy and ceased to exist on February 9, 2010. A new legal entity, Home Solutions Pros, LLC (“Home Solutions”), registered as a newly liable employer [Read More…]

ACA compliance: Why your 2015 strategy won’t work and what to do in 2016

Out with the old 70% compliance threshold, and in with the new 95% compliance threshold. This year employers have much less room for error when it comes to calculating eligibility, offering benefits, and remaining compliant with the Affordable Care Act (ACA) regulations. Looking forward, the 95% compliance threshold is officially in effect, and many employers [Read More…]

Webinar Summary: Income and Employment Verifications and FCRA

In our recent webinar, Montserrat Miller, a partner with the Privacy and Consumer Regulatory practice group at Arnall Golden Gregory LLP, explained how the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) applies to verifications of employment and income. The webinar also addressed how employment verification services work generally, and discussed The Work Number® services as an example. [Read More…]

Webcast: Internal Workforce Movements – Unemployment Insurance Impacts

Date: Thursday, August 4, 2016 Time: 1:00 PM ET, 12:00 PM CT, 11:00 AM MT, 10:00 AM PT Fee: Free Duration: 1 hour Register now! An internal restructuring of employer’s workforce often occurs to streamline operations, reduce costs, and better align the organization with changing business needs. The movement of employees from one legal entity [Read More…]

July 2016 Briefly: An Unemployment Case Analysis

Background The claimant quit her position after a schedule change request was denied. The claimant was disqualified from benefits upon a finding that she quit without good cause connected with the work.  The claimant appealed.  A hearing was scheduled before an administrative law judge. At The Hearing The Claimant’s Evidence:  The claimant, who worked in [Read More…]

Bulletin: I-9 Compliance – Department of Justice Raising Fine Levels

On June 30, 2016, the United States Department of Justice published a final interim rule in the Federal Register that essentially doubled specific fines pertaining to immigration related offenses, including paperwork violations, and unlawful employment of unauthorized workers, among other practices. I-9 Paperwork violations, (such as missing or incorrect fields and dates beyond the allotted [Read More…]

Bulletin: TCI – Investment Tax Incentives

Situation In an effort to attract new capital investment inside their borders, many state governments throughout the United States offer some form of investment tax incentive.  Currently, over 45 states have investment incentive programs where a new or expanding business might qualify for an income/franchise tax credit, tax exemption, refund or rebate.  These programs offer [Read More…]

ACA Best Practices From A Happy Survivor

Because of her experience with managing ACA compliance for one of the country’s largest staffing firms, we asked Rachel Stevens, CEBS, SPHR, Director of Benefits and Compensation at Staffmark to speak about her experience and share lessons learned during this first chaotic year of IRS reporting. Author: Rachel Stevens The ACA. Three little capital letters, right? [Read More…]

Reemployment Bulletin: The Six Month Question

Despite over five million open jobs, the average job seeker remains unemployed over six months and over one third of unemployment insurance claimants are still exhausting all of their benefits, often at six months, without landing a job. This is costly for employers and job seekers alike.  The average claim against an employer’s unemployment account [Read More…]

Webinar: Income and Employment Verifications and FCRA

Register for our upcoming webinar, “Income and Employment Verifications, Legal Compliance, and Employer Peace of Mind.” Date: Tuesday, July 19, 2016 Time: 1:00 PM ET, 12:00 PM CT, 11:00 AM MT, 10:00 AM PT Fee: Free Duration: 1 hour Join us to learn how the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) regulates verifications provided by a [Read More…]