Compliance Focus

October 2016 Briefly: An Unemployment Case Analysis

Background The claimant left work voluntarily, citing dissatisfaction with the working conditions. He was allowed benefits upon a finding that he quit with good cause connected with the work.  The employer appealed, and a hearing was scheduled before an administrative law judge. At the Hearing The Claimant’s Evidence: The claimant testified that he left voluntarily [Read More…]

ACA Reporting: Top 10 Things Employers Must Know Now

Webinar: ACA Reporting: Top 10 Things Employers Must Know Now Thursday, October 27 | 12:00 PM ET Register With ACA reporting deadlines lurking around the corner, time is running out for employers to implement the systems and processes necessary to get forms 1094/1095 out the door. Join us as we reveal the top 10 things [Read More…]

ETS Tax Intelligence: SUI Transfer of Experience Provisions

Situation Mergers and acquisitions (“M&A”), whether an internal reorganization of legal entities under the same organizational umbrella or an external unrelated party, can significantly influence an employer’s state unemployment insurance (“SUI”) tax rates.  Past issues of ETS Tax Intelligence addressed the importance of properly reporting M&A transactions and the potential for employment tax overpayments.  This [Read More…]

Equifax in Action: ACA Management Solutions

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) has brought unprecedented changes to workforce management and compliance. Employers often underestimate the amount of time and expertise required to effectively manage ACA compliance tasks such as data collection, calculating eligibility, completing tax forms, and more. That’s why organizations of all sizes turn to Equifax and our award-winning ACA Management Solutions. [Read More…]

New Hire Onboarding and License & Certification Monitoring…Together at Last!

With our partner, ProviderTrust, a comprehensive, healthcare-centric new hire onboarding solution is finally here! It’s the latest step in our mission to offer innovative technology to help improve the overall onboarding experience inclusive of ongoing license and certification monitoring. Whether it’s a large hospital system engaging us to deliver an end-to-end new hire onboarding solution [Read More…]

IRS Releases Final 2016 ACA Forms and Instructions

On August 1, the Internal Revenue Service released the much-anticipated draft 2016 instructions for Affordable Care Act Forms 1094-C and 1095-C, which are used by Applicable Large Employers (ALEs) to report on employer-provided health insurance offers and coverage. On September 30, 2016, the IRS posted new versions of the instructions and forms. Although the information [Read More…]

Time to Repair the (Unemployment Claims Management) Roof

In 2014, the US Department of Labor reported 16.5M initial unemployment claims filed. Based on their reporting on the current pace of initial claims, we will likely end 2016 with 13.4M claims. With 3M fewer claims being filed, fewer resources are needed for claims management. Resources they can shift to other priorities . . . [Read More…]

What to Expect at Staffing World 2016

Are you packing your bags? Staffing World 2016 is coming up fast! If you’re heading to San Diego Oct. 25-27, we have a preview for you, including a “not to miss” session. Presented by the American Staffing Association (ASA), Staffing World is the largest, most comprehensive convention and expo specific to the staffing, recruiting, and [Read More…]

Retro WOTC Ends – Program Out of Hiatus Through 2019

Situation As part of the Protecting Americans From Tax Hikes Act of 2015 signed into law last December, the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) Program was extended through December 31, 2019 and retroactively for employees hired from January 1, 2015. The WOTC program will be now be in a steady-state, with no hiatus planned, through [Read More…]

New Research Shows WOTC-Eligible Employees More Likely to Stay on the Job

Dual value of WOTC: reduce turnover while increasing income  |  press release Equifax has published a press release and new whitepaper highlighting the additional benefits of the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) program. “Most employers are familiar with the WOTC program and the value it delivers by way of reduced tax liabilities to offset the [Read More…]