Employers: Do you REALLY have all your bases covered for the ACA? Here are the top 10 things you must consider before it’s too late.

ACA Questions

By now, you should have your processes and systems in place to manage the Affordable Care Act (ACA). However, this doesn’t mean that you have all your bases covered. There are many things that your organization may not be considering… and even the slightest oversight can translate into significant fines and risks. To ensure compliance [Read More...]

Senate Finance Passes Tax Extender Bill – WOTC Included

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As expected and hoped, the Senate Finance Committee passed a version of a tax extenders bill that includes a two year extension of WOTC (through the end of 2015), as well as the Indian Employment Credit and the Federal Empowerment Zone credit.  In addition, based on the earlier “Long-Term Unemployed Hiring Incentive Act” (H.R. 3726) [Read More...]

Senator Wyden Releases Draft of Tax Extender Markup

Tax Extender Bill Legislation

Senator Ron Wyden, Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, has released a draft of a proposed markup for a tax extenders bill that will be be put up for a markup and vote today, April 3rd.  Notably, the proposal includes a two year extension and renewal (retroactive one year, and a one year extension until  December [Read More...]

INFOGRAPHIC: Employee Turnover Trends in 2013

Revolving Door Turnover

Leveraging our exclusive data assets, Equifax has assembled an infographic capturing key employee turnover trends that emerged in 2013 from the more than 48 million job separations that took place. Our proprietary Equifax Workforce Insights, based on aggregate transactional employment data rather than self-reported surveys, show a growing trend in voluntary turnover, with a year-over-year increase of 3.5%. [Read More...]

WOTC and Tax Extenders to be Addressed in April

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Both the leadership of the House Ways and Means Committee and Senate Finance committee have indicated that they will address the expired Tax Extenders, including WOTC, with hearings and a bill markup session as soon as next week.  This is by no means a “slam dunk” for renewal, but both these committees are key efforts [Read More...]

Renowned “Moneyball” Subject Paul DePodesta to Keynote at FORUM 2014

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Equifax Workforce Solutions is thrilled to announce that Moneyball subject and entrepreneur, Paul DePodesta, will be delivering the opening keynote address at Workforce Solutions FORUM 2014, our annual conference held exclusively for clients of Equifax Workforce Solutions. Paul has made a career of evaluating, measuring and assigning value to talent in Major League Baseball for over 25 [Read More...]

WEBINAR: ACA Look-Back Periods & Reporting for Employers

Health Care Reform ACA

The final ACA regulations are here. Are you prepared? For most large employers, the final ACA regulations provide more clarity around determining eligibility for different types of employees such as variable-hour, temporary, part-time, and seasonal workers. It also provides guidelines around IRS reporting under sections 6055 and 6056. While more guidance has been issued around [Read More...]

Administration’s 2015 Budget Proposal includes Permanency of WOTC and IEC; Expansion of Credit for Hiring Veterans

Tax Credit Provisions

On March 4th, the White House released their 2015 budget proposal. Notable provisions  include permanency and expansion of targeted hiring tax credits to encourage employers to hire individuals traditionally facing barriers to employment.  Those provisions include: Permanent extension of Work Opportunity Tax Credit (“WOTC”) for those starting work after 12/31/13. An expansion of the definition [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...]

Blazing Hot in Arizona and Beyond — Immigration Policy & Your Workforce #FORUM14

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If the topic of immigration policy and reform makes you feel like you are in the hot seat, rest assured you are not alone. At Equifax Workforce Solutions’ FORUM 2014, happening in Scottsdale, AZ, March 31 – April 4, gain insight from all angles regarding your company’s compliance with U.S. immigration laws. Starting with the Form [Read More...]