Compliance Focus

April 2016 Briefly: An Unemployment Case Analysis

Background The claimant retired a few months after receiving a new manager. The claimant was disqualified from benefits upon a finding that she quit without good cause connected with the work.  The claimant appealed, and a hearing was scheduled before an administrative law judge. At the Hearing The Claimant’s Evidence:  The claimant, a government worker, [Read More…]

ACA Compliance in the M&A Environment

There is no shortage of ways that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has impacted the legal landscape for employers of all sizes.  ACA compliance is riddled with possible penalties and warrants an even greater consideration for organizations involved in or that are considering a merger or an acquisition (M&A).  Why? When it comes to complying [Read More…]

What’s Next for ACA: Subsidy Notifications and Appeals

Webinar:  Tuesday, May 3rd at 2:00 EDT With 1095s out the door, the next Affordable Care Act (ACA) compliance hurdle employers face is managing subsidy notifications and appeals. Because subsidies, also referred to as Advanced Premium Tax Credits, are the trigger for penalties, it’s important to be prepared to handle the flood of notifications that the [Read More…]

March 2016 Briefly: An Unemployment Case Analysis

Background The claimant quit voluntarily due to dissatisfaction with her employment. The claimant was allowed benefits upon a finding that she quit for 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, a medical assistant, testified that [Read More…]

Bulletin: New I-9 Enters Final 30-day Comment Period

New I-9 to Enter Final 30-day Comment Period On March 28, 2016, USCIS published a 30-day notice in the Federal Register inviting final comments on the proposed changes to the Form I-9.  This comment period runs until April 27th, at which point further changes to the form may be made.  Once the comments have been [Read More…]

ETS Tax Intelligence: 2016 M&A Activity Outlook

Situation Other than a slight decline in calendar year 2013, merger and acquisition (M&A) activity in the U.S. has been trending upward since the Great Recession, with approximately 12,880 publically announced transactions in 2015. This growth trend is expected to continue well into 2016. Often overlooked, M&A activity can significantly impact employment tax costs and [Read More…]

Webinar / Demo: A Tool for Supporting State Level New Hire Notifications

Webinar / Demo:  Get it Done!  A Tool for Supporting State Level New Hire Notifications, Nationwide           Date: Tuesday – April 5, 2016           Time: 1:00PM ET (12:ooPM CT)           Duration:  30 minutes   Notifications for wages, sick leave, commissions, pregnancy accommodations, gender [Read More…]

The Top 10 ACA Compliance Challenges in 2016

As the industry leader in ACA compliance, Equifax is responsible for helping our clients manage eligibility, affordability, and IRS reporting for more than 18 million employees. Throughout the process of onboarding hundreds of clients, we have noticed 10 common challenges that are preventing employers from meeting reporting deadlines and maintaining overall ACA compliance: Incomplete or [Read More…]

Bulletin: Key State Legislation Items to Watch in 2016

Important State Legislation Developments to Watch for in 2016 2016 is shaping up to be another interesting year with regard to state legislation.  As of March 8th, 37 states are in regular session, as well as the U.S. Congress, so the season is in full swing. While this year’s bills run the gamut as far [Read More…]

Unemployment Cost Management Best Practices 2016

UI Integrity enforcement is ramping up as one state after another is starting to send pattern of failure notices. As time goes on, this could get very expensive for non-compliant employers. Once you exceed the state-defined pattern of failure, employers lose the ability to apply for charge relief which can negatively affect the UI Tax rating [Read More…]