3 Tips to Boost Your Experience at the SACCR Conference

In just a matter of days, many higher education professionals will be heading to Savannah, GA for the widely-anticipated 46th Annual Southeastern Association for Community College Research Conference (SACCR). This must-attend event is a great place to learn about graduate outcome strategies that are helping institutions enhance educational excellence. Conferences can be overwhelming and may feel [Read More…]

Universal E-Verify Mandate Included in President’s Proposed Budget

Employers should take note of the President’s recently released proposed fiscal year 2019 budget as it points to increased attention on I-9 compliance issues. The proposed budget allocates funding for a Universal E-Verify system and highlights a proposed increase of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) worksite enforcement among other immigration reform measures. Fiscal Year 2019 [Read More…]

Business Tax Credits Included in Bipartisan Budget Act

Retroactive Extension for IEC and FEZ Employer Tax Credits Proposed The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 (H.R. 1892) was approved by Congress and signed by the President on Friday, February 9, 2018.  This is good news for many employers, as the signed budget deal maintains two long-standing federal employer tax credits, the Indian Employment Credit [Read More…]

OTT Providers: 5 Things You Need to Know about Your Millennial Audience

The Millennial audience is very discerning and a lucrative market for many consumer goods and services companies. What’s interesting about the Millennial generation is the diversity within the population and how it differs from previous generations (e.g. Baby Boomers). A deeper understanding of this market segment can help OTT (over-the-top) providers improve their marketing and [Read More…]

Reducing Risk in Small Business Lending: A Configured Approach

Eighty-two percent of businesses that fail do so because of cash flow problems.1  This stat presents both a challenge and an opportunity for the commercial lending industry.  How can Commercial banks and lenders make smarter lending decisions and optimize profitability?  While access to small business credit and payment data is important, it is really just [Read More…]

MBA Servicing – The Must-Attend Event for Mortgage Servicers

MBA’s National Mortgage Servicing Conference & Expo – February 6-9, 2018 The MBA’s National Mortgage Servicing Conference & Expo is the must-attend event for all mortgage servicers.  This year’s agenda will focus on the latest trends and innovation in servicing, including: Streamlining operations Automating processes Simplifying the borrower experience In addition to an agenda packed [Read More…]

January 2018 Briefly: An Unemployment Case Analysis

Unemployment Claims Review: Did the claimant quit with good cause? Background The claimant resigned after a meeting regarding her work performance. She was allowed benefits upon a finding that she quit with good cause. The employer appealed, and a hearing was scheduled before an administrative law judge. At the Hearing The Claimant’s Evidence: The claimant, [Read More…]

Bill Proposed to Renew Employer Tax Credits

The IEC and FEZ Employer Tax Credits are up for Renewal At the end of 2017, Senator Orrin G. Hatch (UT-R) introduced a bill to continue to promote employment opportunities within the Tax Extender Act of 2017 (SB 2256).   In particular, there are two long-standing federal employer tax credits up for renewal that business should be [Read More…]

The Insider Guide for Staffing Down After the Holidays

Best Practices to Follow when Terminating Seasonal Employees Now that the busy Holiday Season is behind us, retail and other industries are facing the task of staffing down to normal levels.  This can stretch an already burdened HR department. More paperwork. More unemployment claims. However, there are things that can be done to lessen administrative [Read More…]

Which States Require You to Provide Workers With a Separation Notice?

Separation Notice Forms by State for Employment Status Change Did you know 15 states require employers to provide their workers with a separation notice upon employment status change? This includes separations from discharges, layoffs, and leaves of absence. Some states require these notices to happen within the first 24-hours, while others give you three days.  An [Read More…]