Webinar: Employment law, onboarding, and legal risk: what’s keeping HR pros up at night?

Which of the many employment law risks in onboarding keeps HR pros up at night? State and municipal legislation leads the list, according to the attendees at one of our recent webinars. Not far behind on the most-worrisome list: wage and hour concerns and the new emphasis on “systemic issues” by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (see graphic [Read More…]

2016 Security Risks and Solutions

Security Magazine has released their predictions on technology to watch in security – including fighting fraud – for 2016. One breakthrough is developing an exchange of known frauds across various industries. The article quotes Equifax fraud expert, Gasan Awad, as he discusses Equifax’s experience is setting up and using data exchanges to help our customers detect and prevent fraud. “It’s important [Read More…]

Webinar: Be an Onboarding Rockstar – and Steer Clear of Legal Issues

Webinar:  Be an Onboarding Rockstar – and Steer Clear of Legal Issues Date:   Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016 Time: 2:00 PM ET (1:00 PM CT) Fee:  Free Duration: 1 hour REGISTER NOW Join us to hear from a well-known labor attorney about proliferating risks – and best practices to avoid them — in such areas as [Read More…]

New IRS Guidance Extends ACA Reporting Deadlines

On December 28, 2015 the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) extended the due dates for the 2015 information reporting requirements for insurers, self-insuring employers, and certain providers for minimal essential coverage under section 6055 of the Internal Revenue Code and the information reporting requirements for applicable large employers under 6056 of the code. This 2-month extension [Read More…]

The Fluidity of Credit Card Fraud

Equifax fraud expert, Gasan Awad, was recently published in Fraud Magazine discussing how to help prevent fraud in the new world of chip cards and the EMV liability shift. In particular, Mr. Awad, described best practices for balancing the newer fraud risks with a good customer experience during online application and shopping. To avoid consumers abandoning [Read More…]

Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act included in Federal Budget

On December 18, President Obama signed legislation to encourage businesses to share cyberthreat information with the federal government. The Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA) is part of the $1.1 trillion omnibus spending bill. CISA will establish a process for the government to share cyberthreat information with businesses that voluntarily agree to participate in the program. The data shared [Read More…]

E-Verify Reauthorized Through September 30, 2016

As part of the omnibus bill signed by President Obama on December 18, 2015, E-Verify has been reauthorized through September 30, 2016. E-Verify service will NOT be disrupted as was reported as a possibility in our previous posts, E-Verify Reauthorization Deadline Looms (Again) and E-Verify Operations Extended Through Dec. 22 with (Another) Continuing Resolution. Please [Read More…]

Resources to Help Employees Navigate the Form 1095

  Because this is the first year that many employees will receive a 1095-C as a result of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), it is important to provide education about the new tax form. Equifax has created a guide full of resources to help employers prepare employees for the 1095 and answer some of their most [Read More…]

WOTC Renewed

The President has signed into law the Protecting Americans From Tax Hikes Act of 2015 that extends the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) retroactively for hires from January 1, 2015 through December 31, 2019.  The legislation also added a new target group to WOTC for long-term recipients of unemployment benefits. The measure also includes a retroactive [Read More…]

E-Verify Operations Extended Through Dec. 22 with (Another) Continuing Resolution

Following the December 11 Continuing Resolution, President Obama has signed another extension which will allow the federal government to continue to operate through December 22. The short-term extension will not impact the E-Verify program. Congress continues negotiations on the fiscal 2016 omnibus spending bill. The hope is that the 2,009 page omnibus bill will have [Read More…]