Equifax Workforce Insights

October 2017 Briefly: An Unemployment Case Analysis

Background The claimant was discharged for inappropriate behavior. The claimant was allowed benefits upon a finding that he was discharged, but not for misconduct connected with the work. The employer appealed, and a hearing was scheduled before an administrative law judge. At The Hearing The Employer’s Evidence: The employer’s witness testified that he received an [Read More…]

I-9 Audit and Remediation Named a Top HR Product of 2017

Human Resource Executive® recognized the I-9 Audit and Remediation solution from Equifax Workforce Solutions as a Top HR Product of 2017! The Top HR Products contest is designed to recognize the best and most cutting-edge human resources solutions released in the past 12 months. Selected by the editors of Human Resource Executive, the product submissions [Read More…]

Rake In the WOTC Credits this Fall

It’s the time of year when the leaves are falling and the weather is changing. With many businesses preparing to staff up for the holiday season it’s a perfect time to start screening for the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) or to optimize your process so you are getting all of your potential credits. According [Read More…]

NEW Hurricane Relief Law with Tax Credit for Employers

On September 29, 2017, President Trump signed into law the Disaster Tax Relief and Airport and Airway Extension Act of 2017 to deliver targeted tax relief to victims of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria. The law includes an employee retention tax credit for employers. Qualifying businesses with locations within the disaster zones can seek a [Read More…]

New Form I-9 Must be in Use TODAY (September 18)

As we previously reported U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) released a new version of Form I-9 on July 17, 2017. That new form is required to be used as of today, September 18, 2017. Although the changes to the new Form are minor, it’s critical that you have started or are now using the [Read More…]

What DACA Expiration Means for Employers

The Trump Administration announced this week that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program has been rescinded. DACA is a program implemented in 2012 under the Obama Administration that allowed certain individuals who came to the United States as children, had continuously resided in the United States, in school, graduated from high school, or [Read More…]

3 Letters from the IRS Your Organization Can’t Ignore

The failure of the Senate’s “skinny repeal” bill signaled what many employers were waiting to hear definitively: the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is here to stay, at least for now. If your organization had previously been playing “wait and see” regarding your reporting obligations, now is the time to comply with the ACA or face [Read More…]

Webinar On Demand: Q3 Economic and Credit Trends from Equifax

Make more informed decisions with economic and consumer credit insights from Equifax   Insights that Drive Strategic Growth Equifax has published the latest in our quarterly webinar series aimed at helping you make more informed decisions, with economic and consumer credit trends from across the U.S. Listen now as Chief Economist Amy Crews Cutts and [Read More…]

ETS Tax Intelligence – SUI Tax Rate Forecasting

Situation As mentioned in last month’s issue of Tax Intelligence, for a majority of states the date used to calculate state unemployment insurance (“SUI”) tax rates for the forthcoming calendar year is June 30th, which is known as the computation date.  So while most of the employer-specific information used by state workforce agencies in calculating [Read More…]

Do You WOTC? Target Groups for the WOTC Opportunity Tax Credit

According to the United States Department of Labor, employers generally can earn a tax credit equal to 25% or 40% of a new Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WTOC) eligible employee. Does your organization take advantage of this opportunity?  WOTC was enacted by the federal government to promote the hiring of certain targeted demographic groups that [Read More…]