Bulletin: TCI – US Department of Labor Issues Updated Guidance on WOTC

Department of Labor Issues Updated Guidance on WOTC Situation In January, the United States Department of Labor released an update to Training and Employment Guidance Letter (TEGL) No. 25-15, with revised guidance on the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC). The main change was extending the grace period for using the previous versions of the Employment [Read More…]

The Evolution of HR Systems: Improve Processes, Make Work Easier

A recent article from SHRM discusses the evolution of HR systems of record over the last decade. Author Josh Bersin says, The future of HR software is now very clear. We need to build and buy systems that make work easier; make life better; and help us learn, give feedback, collaborate and get aligned. These [Read More…]

Bulletin: TCI – Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Tax Credits

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) & Tax Credits Situation If your company is searching for tax credits, a very important piece of the puzzle is accurate GIS (or location) data.  Using the science of mapping, GIS enhances a company’s tax credits by identifying a company’s tax-favored zone location.  GIS technology can help make location determinations to [Read More…]

Restaurants have a technology wish list…what does yours look like?

As the restaurant industry slowly…but surely… becomes more and more technology focused, it’s apparent that from the recent NRA study that restaurant owners are developing their own technology wish list. One area you might expect restaurant owners to focus on, is improving the engagement and customer service with their clients.  With that in mind, here [Read More…]

The Container Store: Supporting Compliance for Employee’s Sake

The Container Store opened its first location in 1978 and has grown to 80 stores, with plans to open more stores across multiple states in the near future.  With one of its major principles ‘employees come first’, it’s very important to The Container Store to focus on hiring great talent and creating an environment where [Read More…]

Webinar | Getting the Most out of WOTC: 3 Employers Speak

Date: Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016  Time: 3:00 PM ET, 2:00 PM CT, 1:00 PM MT, 12:00 PM PT Fee:  Free Join us to hear three employers discuss their WOTC programs and share best practices for taking full advantage of this valuable credit. Three HR/payroll/Tax pros will talk about how they manage their Work Opportunity Tax [Read More…]

WOTC Has a Broad Range of Benefits…So What are They?

Leveraging WOTC Screening for State Tax Credits Many states offer their own tax credits based on hiring employees in specific target groups, similar to WOTC. In fact, some states use some of the same target groups as the WOTC program allowing employers to capture both the federal WOTC credit and the state credit simultaneously to [Read More…]

National Restaurant Association’s technology report focuses on ‘slow adoption’ theme

The NRA ran a comprehensive survey of the industry, in an effort to map the restaurant technology landscape which uncovered some interesting points and statistics.  One highlight from this survey focuses on ‘key buying considerations when purchasing technology’… and you may be surprised to find out that there is more to it than just cost. [Read More…]

Restaurants want to do better, but slow to adopt technology solutions

As stated in our earlier blog post, the NRA recently released a restaurant technology report that highlights the fact that the industry is characterized by ‘slow adoption’.  So ‘why’ are restaurants moving slowly on the purchase and adoption of technology that could support their business? From the report: Restaurants want to do better – 25% [Read More…]

Maximizing Benefits of WOTC: The Right Strategies and Tools

Maximizing your participation in the Work Opportunity Tax Credit program Businesses, particularly in sectors with high hiring rates such as restaurants, retail, and staffing, can maximize their participation in tax-credit programs by adopting a few straightforward best practices. These practices are aimed at simplicity and efficiency, and include: Adopting integrated employment screening Outsourcing the collection [Read More…]