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February 2018 Briefly: An Unemployment Case Analysis

Case Analysis: When a Claimant Quits Without Good Cause Background The claimant resigned after being informed her job would end at a future date. She was disqualified from benefits upon a finding that she quit without good cause. The claimant appealed, and a hearing was scheduled before an administrative law judge. At The Hearing The [Read More…]

Is your state the highest for unemployment overpayments?

14 States are Above a 14% Improper Payment Rate Unemployment overpayments remain a problem, despite UI Integrity.  How much of a problem? Try $3.77 Billion or 12.06% of all unemployment claims.1  At the individual level, this means a $3,000 impact to employers for a single improper unemployment claim, and that’s on the low end.  Click [Read More…]

Avoid These 4 Mistakes if You Receive IRS Letter 226J

If your organization received IRS Letter 226J, it likely means the IRS has determined that your organization did not comply with the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) employer mandate for the 2015 tax year. Given the complexity of the law coupled with the finite amount of time for employers to respond, managing a response to IRS [Read More…]

Webinar: Better I-9 Compliance – How to Audit I-9s the Right Way

Date: Tuesday, March 6, 2018 Time: 12:00 PM ET Fee: Free Duration: 1 hour Register now Prepare Your Organization Are you ready? Worksite enforcement activities are ramping up, and civil penalties for non-compliance with the Form I-9 requirements are at an all-time high. Make sure your organization is prepared. Don’t miss this webinar on Tuesday, [Read More…]

Is New Customer Acquisition at the Top of Your 2018 To-Do List?

Now is the time to make your marketing dollars work harder, and smarter New customer acquisition campaigns are constantly filling your marketing pipeline. Meanwhile, market conditions are constantly changing, as are consumer demographics and behaviors. And then there’s your budget. You have to accomplish as much as possible across multiple marketing channels with your marketing [Read More…]

3 Ways “Good Enough” Analytics May Be Hurting Your Financial Services Organization

Most financial services organizations already have adopted data and advanced analytics strategies. They typically use data to identify potential customers, segment customers using existing data sets, and implement retention programs. But alternative financial institutions, including online competitors, are turning up the pressure on the rest of the industry. In the face of competition from these [Read More…]

Universal E-Verify Mandate Included in President’s Proposed Budget

Employers should take note of the President’s recently released proposed fiscal year 2019 budget as it points to increased attention on I-9 compliance issues. The proposed budget allocates funding for a Universal E-Verify system and highlights a proposed increase of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) worksite enforcement among other immigration reform measures. Fiscal Year 2019 [Read More…]

IRS Letter 226J – The Letter No Employer Wants to Receive.

IRS Letter 226J marked the beginning of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) enforcement of the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) employer mandate. It’s the letter no employer wants to receive and many employers are shocked when they do. Unless an employer responds to the IRS by the response date noted on the letter with an explanation [Read More…]

Business Tax Credits Included in Bipartisan Budget Act

Retroactive Extension for IEC and FEZ Employer Tax Credits Proposed The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 (H.R. 1892) was approved by Congress and signed by the President on Friday, February 9, 2018.  This is good news for many employers, as the signed budget deal maintains two long-standing federal employer tax credits, the Indian Employment Credit [Read More…]

ETS Tax Intelligence: Beginning of Year Workforce Restructurings

Situation To avoid complications that can occur with mid-year transfers of employees under the same organizational umbrella, many organizations wait for the beginning of a calendar year to implement organizational changes necessary to achieve strategic initiatives. Organizational changes can take many forms and be referenced in many different ways, including: internal reorganizations, consolidations, spin-offs, mergers, [Read More…]