Compliance Focus

Employers Need to Prepare for Form I-9 Compliance with New Green Cards and EADs

Employers Need to Prepare for Form I-9 Compliance with New Green Cards and EADs U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced a redesign to the Permanent Resident Card (also known as a Green Card) and the Employment Authorization Document (EAD).  The new cards are designed to be highly secure and more tamper-resistant. USCIS began issuing [Read More…]

Maximize Hiring Tax Credits with Mobile WOTC Screening

A mobile-optimized WOTC screening solution can help maximize tax credits.  Americans are relying more and more on mobile devices.  In fact, Pew Reseach Center reported in January 2017 that 77% of US adults own a smartphone.  Use of mobile phones in talent acquisition is also on the rise.  This includes job searches and applications. iCims [Read More…]

May 2017 Briefly: An Unemployment Case Analysis

Background The claimant was discharged for using profane language at work. He was disqualified from benefits upon a finding that he was discharged for misconduct connected with the work.  The claimant appealed, and a hearing was scheduled before an administrative law judge. At the Hearing The Employer’s Evidence:  The witness for the employer, a retail [Read More…]

CA & VT Send ACA Subsidy Notifications, Federal Next?

Recently, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) State-Based Healthcare Marketplaces in California, Covered California, and Vermont, Vermont Health Connect, sent ACA subsidy notifications for 2017 open enrollment to employers, joining the marketplaces of Connecticut, Minnesota and Washington who have also sent notifications. Equifax obtained copies of these newly-sent ACA subsidy notifications, which you may view here [Read More…]

Bulletin: I-9 Compliance – ICE Homeland Security Investigation I-9 Audits to Triple

I-9 Compliance – ICE Homeland Security Investigation I-9 Audits to Triple to Nearly 3,000 As referenced in a publication from law firm Ogletree Deakins, recent administrative actions by President Donald Trump are expected to drive an increase in the number of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Homeland Security Investigation (HSI) audits to nearly 3,000, which [Read More…]

Ready to Rock at APA Congress

In two weeks, thousands of Payroll professionals will travel to Orlando for the 35th annual APA Congress to network, share best practices, and attend sessions delivered by industry experts. If you’re attending APA Congress, be sure to stop by the Equifax booth at #415 to learn about solutions to help Payroll, Tax, and HR professionals, including the nearly [Read More…]

New TIGTA ACA Assessment Indicates IRS Fines are on the Way

While employers have been working diligently to understand and comply with the Employer Shared Responsibility Provision of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has been stretched to implement processes and tools to identify non-compliant employers. We learned they were making strides in this regard with the release of Letter 5699 earlier [Read More…]

Wage Audit: Nearly No-touch Solution Available

Wage Audit requests can create a significant administrative strain on employers, and the burden seems to be growing. Over the past few years, wage audit frequency has steadily increased, and the process has become more complex. Response guidelines vary by state, employees must often spend hours reformatting data, and states are becoming more diligent about [Read More…]

ETS Tax Intelligence: Implementing A Successful M&A Transaction

Situation When contemplating a merger, acquisition, reorganization, or divestiture (“M&A”) transaction, a structured, cohesive plan can assist employers in achieving desired outcomes.  Continuing from last month’s ETS Tax Intelligence, which focused on planning for a successful M&A transaction, the third phase of an M&A transaction focuses on implementation of the strategic plan, also referred to [Read More…]

Equifax I-9 Management Clients NOT Impacted by USCIS Form I-9 Glitch

USCIS Form I-9 Glitch:  Equifax I-9 Management Clients NOT impacted U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently announced that employers who used Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, downloaded between Nov. 14 and Nov. 17, 2016, should review their Form I-9 records.  Numbers entered in the SSN field were transposed when employees completed and printed Section [Read More…]