Infographic: ACA Compliance and the Hourly Workforce

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Equifax Workforce Solutions just released new data about the potential impact of the Affordable Care Act’s Employer Mandates on hourly workers across an array of industries including finance, retail, restaurant, education, healthcare and staffing. With the majority of the employer mandate taking effect on January 1, 2015, it’s critical that organizations make ACA compliance a fundamental part [Read More...]

Obama Moves to Expand Student Loan Payment Relief

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According to an article, “Obama moves to expand student loan payment relief” on FoxNews.com, President Obama has signed an executive order that will expand a program that lets borrowers pay no more than 10 percent of their income towards student loans. Obama says the program expansion could help an additional five million borrowers lower their [Read More...]

Reduce Unemployment Costs with Reasonable Assurance

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The most significant opportunity for Educational Institutions to reduce unemployment costs involves the proper management of “reasonable assurance.”   In an industry characterized by consistent breaks in employment, such as summer and winter recesses, reasonable assurance provides a bone fide offer of employment to qualifying staff for the following academic term. Employees of an educational institution, [Read More...]

Protecting Against Willful Compromise

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A lock is easily opened when the owner gives the key to somebody else. This is true for gaining access to online accounts with passwords as well as second factor authentication tokens and smart cards. A person can willfully share their credentials for a number of reasons. A husband may share password and token with [Read More...]

Exploring Emerging Workforce Issues and Solutions at CUPA-HR Western

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CUPA-HR Western is dedicated to advancing HR for higher education institutions.  Come join Equifax Workforce Solutions, booth # 105 to learn more about the growing compliance challenges and the impact they have on managing your workforce. Leverage our expertise and technologies to help you manage… ACA Compliance -  measuring and tracking eligibility, deciding to ‘pay [Read More...]

Join us at CUPA Southern to learn how to evolve with changing workforce compliance needs

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Higher Education institutions with various types of employees, multiple campuses, and a rapidly changing regulatory environment are faced with a growing compliance challenge when managing their workforce. Please join us at CUPA Southern, booth #201 to learn how to leverage expertise and technologies to help simplify and better manage the following: ACA compliance -   measuring and tracking eligibility, deciding [Read More...]

ACA IRS Reporting: 6055 & 6056 Final Regulations Released

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The U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released final rules to implement the information reporting provisions for insurers and certain employers under the ACA that take effect in 2015.  The ACA IRS reporting is intended to promote transparency with respect to health plan coverage and costs. It will also provide [Read More...]

For-Profit Education Graduate Placement Reporting

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The For-Profit Education probe continues – How will colleges validate diligence in graduate placement reporting? In recent news, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has filed a lawsuit against one of the major for-profit education providers, accusing the school of luring students with false promises of future employment prospects upon graduation.  Additionally, the CFPB claims [Read More...]

ACA Look Back Periods & Higher Education

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ACA Look Back Periods. Is your institution prepared?  The final ACA regulations have been issued, but what does this mean to colleges and universities? For most, it means more clarity around determining eligibility for different types of employees such as adjunct faculty and student workers. While this provides more guidance around what hours count towards eligibility, [Read More...]

HR Compliance Challenges Leads to a Potential 6M in Fines – Form I-9

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Educational institutions are facing growing compliance challenges that are impacting their ability to support their new hire and ongoing employee processes.   The education industry has some unique factors to contend with when trying to build a culture of compliance, while gaining operational efficiencies: Reduced state funding -  pressure to streamline operations Dynamic staffing needs -  [Read More...]