Compliance Focus

December 2017 Briefly: An Unemployment Case Analysis

Background The claimant was discharged for receiving two written warnings within a year period. He 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 offered evidence [Read More…]

Tax Incentives Compliance – Redeeming and Maintaining Incentives

Congratulations! Your company just secured a lucrative negotiated incentives package. Your benefits might include tax credits for creating jobs, property tax abatements for new investment and grants for training employees. Your job is done, right? Sorry! The journey has just begun… The most important part of receiving a negotiated incentives benefits package is the incentive [Read More…]

Webinar Replay: Unemployment Mock Hearing

During our recent unemployment webinar, Burden of Proof: An Unemployment Mock Hearing, we took our attendees straight into a live re-enactment of a real unemployment case. Most seasoned HR pros know that the heat is on when they receive notice of an unemployment hearing. From preparing the witnesses to ensuring documents are submitted as evidence [Read More…]

Ring in the New Year with Confidence in Your I-9 Compliance

As 2017 draws to a close, it’s a great time to assess your I-9 compliance program to make sure your organization is prepared for 2018. In the spirit of the season we will help you “count-down” some best practices to improve your I-9 management compliance: 10. Remove I-9s that have met retention requirements and adopt [Read More…]

If You Don’t Screen 100%, You Can’t Maximize Your WOTC

The foundation of a successful WOTC program is identifying ALL eligible employees to reach 100% screening completion, you need to set expectations and have a simple process that can be applied consistently for every new hire. Our employee tax advisers recommend our clients to: Make presentation of WOTC screening mandatory for all applicants, in every [Read More…]

ACA Penalty Notices Hit Mailboxes, Sample Letter 226J Available

Thanks to a partnership with a third-party legal consultant, Equifax has learned that employers are indeed receiving Letter 226J from the IRS for Affordable Care Act (ACA) non-compliance in tax year 2015. The Equifax ACA team explained in a recent blog post that such penalty letters were forthcoming, and now it’s confirmed they’re here. To [Read More…]

November 2017 Briefly: An Unemployment Case Analysis

Background The claimant was discharged for excessive absenteeism. She was disqualified from benefits upon a finding that she 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 employer offered evidence and testimony showing that the claimant, [Read More…]

Webinar On Demand: Q4 U.S. Economic and Credit Trend Outlook

This quarterly webinar series is aimed at helping you make more informed decisions, with economic and consumer credit insights from across the U.S. Join Equifax as chief economist Amy Crews Cutts welcomes guest speaker Cristian deRitis, senior director at Moody’s Analytics. During this webinar, Amy and Cristian will present: • U.S. Macroeconomic Overview In this section, [Read More…]

It’s Almost Here… Register Now: Q4 U.S. Economic and Credit Trends Outlook Webinar

There is still time to register for the Q4 U.S. Economic and Credit Trends Outlook webinar from Equifax. This quarterly webinar series is aimed at helping you make more informed decisions, with economic and consumer credit insights from across the U.S. Join Equifax Thursday, November 16, 2017 at 3:00 pm ET as chief economist Amy Crews [Read More…]

Screening Smart Means Better WOTC Results

If you manage WOTC, you know that screening for eligibility on all new hires is the foundation of a successful program. But having new hires complete the screening accurately and correctly to “screen eligible” or not is often not so simple. This can be compounded when you are screening new employees in multiple locations, when [Read More…]