Compliance Focus

July 2018 Briefly: An Unemployment Case Analysis

Background The claimant was discharged for appearing at work under the influence of alcohol. He was disqualified from benefits upon a finding that he was discharged for misconduct connected with the work. He appealed. A hearing was scheduled before an administrative law judge. At the Hearing The Employer’s Evidence: The claimant’s manager and two witnesses [Read More…]

Mock Unemployment Hearing: Verbal Harassment

Unemployment Hearing Coming Up? Get the Tips you Need! Feeling overwhelmed with the burden of trying to prep for an unemployment hearing? Not sure what the best practices are for securing and presenting the right documents? Anxiety bubbling up as you think about how to effectively cross-examine a witness? Then this webinar is for you! [Read More…]

See our latest unemployment session at #HRFL!

Register today for our unemployment tips seminar at HR Florida! Join us at HR Florida Conference and Expo this year!  Our employment tax expert, Matt Kaufer, will be presenting at the show on Wednesday, August 29th at 9:45am.  In Matt’s session, Critical Unemployment Management Tips plus When a Natural Disaster Strikes, he will will be [Read More…]

Employee Onboarding: Your Guide to I-9 Compliance for Off-Site Employees

Employee Onboarding Best Practices:  Getting Off-Site Employees On Board with I-9 Compliance How to Comply with Your Remote Workforce We know that off-site is the new on-site as more and more companies move toward a dispersed workforce. As a result, this can create a unique challenge for Human Resources professionals tasked with managing employee onboarding. [Read More…]

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. View our on-demand webinar from June 26, 2018 with I-9 experts from Equifax Workforce Solutions. We [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…]

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…]