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Remote I-9 Webinar: Overcoming Compliance Obstacles to Get it Right Anywhere

Remote hires? Dispersed workforce? Locations without HR? There are unique challenges to managing I-9 compliance that are amplified with the structure of today’s workforce. And with worksite enforcement activities on the rise, you can’t afford to get it wrong. Don’t miss this webinar on Tuesday, June 26th with I-9 experts from Equifax Workforce Solutions. We’ll [Read More…]

Synthetic ID Fraud: Understand It, So You Can Stop It

Communications, Energy, Digital Media Providers Face New Challenges Online and mobile-based platforms are changing how fraudsters operate. These faceless channels have enabled them to move past simple point-of-sale transactions involving stolen credit cards or stolen identities. Now fraudsters use more sophisticated schemes involving synthetic identity (ID) fraud to exploit stolen products, services, and money for [Read More…]

ETS Tax Intelligence: Pre-Acquisition SUI Tax Planning

Situation While state unemployment insurance (”SUI”) taxes rarely drive a company’s decision relating to the structure of a merger, acquisition, internal workforce reorganization/restructuring, or divestiture (“M&A”) transaction, pre-acquisition planning can help shape the timing and final organizational structure that can result in significant tax cost savings. Solution An acquiring employer has the responsibility, perhaps obligation, [Read More…]

June 2018 Briefly: An Unemployment Case Analysis

Background The claimant was discharged for threatening violence in the workplace. He was disqualified from benefits upon a finding that he was discharged for misconduct connected with the work. The claimant appealed. A hearing was scheduled before an administrative law judge. At The Hearing The Employer’s Evidence: The claimant’s manager testified that the claimant walked [Read More…]

SHRM18 – Must Attend Sessions

SHRM18 – Chicago, June 17 – 20 The 70th SHRM Annual Conference & Exposition will be held in Chicago June 17-20. While networking with fellow HR professionals, be sure to stop by the Equifax booth, #2845. You face challenges daily and we have insightful solutions to help streamline your workload with solutions like income and [Read More…]

Don’t Let Big Data Hinder Your Business

You have a lot of customer data — housed in a lot of different locations. You’re working hard to make sense of it so you can better understand your customers and advance your business. You’ve set objectives for how to use it, hired data engineers and data scientists, and even written algorithms. So…how’s all that [Read More…]

Are We Really at Full Employment?

The idiomatic phrase that enters in so often in economic discussions is that we are at full employment because the unemployment rate is low. While it’s true that we are at an unemployment rate that is the lowest that we’ve been in a very long time, I don’t think this statistic tells the whole story. [Read More…]

Sample Letter 227 Added to IRS Website, Closes Loop in ESRP Inquiries

Recently, the IRS added a new page to their website – Understanding Your Letter 227 – offering new samples of Letters 227. These five samples (Letters 227-J through -N) show the various responses that the IRS is using to acknowledge ESRP inquiries and provide employers with next steps regarding proposed ESRP amounts noted on the [Read More…]

Reduce the Paperwork Burden on HR and Get a Handle on Form I-9 Compliance

Get a Handle on Your Form I-9 Compliance No matter how many employees your company has ­– from dozens to thousands – the burden on any HR department remains the same: getting your arms around all of the paperwork. Furthermore, managing Form I-9 compliance is one of the most critical aspects of onboarding. We get [Read More…]

WEBINAR REPLAY: The Secrets for WOTC Success!

Didn’t catch our recent WOTC Success webinar? View now! A couple weeks ago we presented a webinar on The Secrets for WOTC Success, during which two of our industry experts, Scott Shipman and Jason Fry, discussed real-world tips to help you run a successful WOTC program. Included in the discussion were best practices and key [Read More…]