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…]

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…]

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…]

Bulletin: I-9 Compliance – OCAHO Cases Stress Need for Internal I-9 Audits and Remediation

Recent OCAHO Cases Stress Need for Internal I-9 Audits and Remediation The Office of the Chief Administrative Hearing Officer (OCAHO) has had a busy 2015 as it has rolled through the backlog of appeals carried over from the high number of audits from the past several years.  One thing these decisions have in common is [Read More…]

Streamlining Hiring, Compliance and Mobility Solutions at HR Technology Conference

Some themes that emerged during the 2015 HR Technology Conference, which just wrapped up its annual meetup, included streamlining the hiring process and catering to a more mobile workforce while remaining in alignment with evolving HR compliance standards. Equifax Workforce Solutions was on hand with our team to showcase our advancements in the industry and [Read More…]

National HealthIT Week: Protecting PHI

Protecting protected health information (PHI) requires vigilance in today’s environment of increased sharing of personal information online. National HealthIT Week (Oct 5-9) highlights the importance of health IT—specifically electronic health records (EHRs) which improve the quality of healthcare delivery, increase patient safety, decrease medical errors, and strengthen the interaction between patients and healthcare providers. Protecting [Read More…]