Equifax Receives Best-in-Class Award from Telecommunications Risk Management Association

The first place accolade showcases Equifax commitment and expertise in Risk, Fraud and Data Insights Equifax recently received the Telecommunications Risk Management Association’s (TRMA) Best-in-Class Business Affiliate Award for contributions to the organization during 2016. The award is given to a business affiliate that has shown the greatest commitment to the TRMA partnership and supporting its [Read More…]

AHCA Scrapped, Obamacare Remains Law of the Land

The flurry of events on Capitol Hill last Friday afternoon left many Americans struggling to make sense of what all was happening at any given moment. On March 24, 2017—amidst unofficial tallies indicating the bill would not pass, and at President Trump’s request—the House of Representatives withdrew the American Health Care Act (AHCA) from consideration [Read More…]

ETS Tax Intelligence: Planning for 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 emphasized the importance of proper Due Diligence, the second phase in preparing for a successful M&A transaction focuses on Planning/Design. Solution Planning/Design is the strategy [Read More…]

Customer Experience Expert, Scott Deming, Delivers Keynote at the 2017 Communications, Utility and Digital Media Industry Conference

Sought-after keynote speaker, Scott Deming, will be presenting at the premiere Communications, Utility and Digital Media Industry Conference in Chicago on May 1, 2017. Scott will join Equifax to amplify the conference theme “Return on Relationship”. He brings over 30 years of customer experience know-how to educate conference attendees on how to maximize the value [Read More…]

State Unemployment Tax Savings Opportunities in New York

New York offers employers the opportunity to reduce 2017 state unemployment insurance (“SUI”) tax costs.  This may be accomplished through: Forming a Joint Account.  A NY joint account combines two or more of your SUI tax accounts to achieve a lower overall tax cost for 2017. Making a Voluntary Tax Contribution.  A NY voluntary contribution [Read More…]

Premiere Communications, Utility and Digital Media Industry Conference in Chicago

Equifax offers a wide range of solutions to help businesses make smarter faster decisions. To discuss critical challenges and solutions that help Communications, Utility and Digital Media companies, Equifax is pleased to announce the 2017 conference on May 1-2 in Chicago’s Magnificent Mile. Fraud prevention, identity authentication, credit risk and marketing leaders will gather to [Read More…]

February 2017 Briefly: An Unemployment Case Analysis

Background The claimant was discharged for repeated violations of company policy. She was allowed benefits upon a finding that she 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 testified that the claimant, [Read More…]

Webinar: the wage audit challenge

I recently co-presented at a webinar with the Kansas Department of Labor and Wal-Mart, where we discussed the challenge of wage audit compliance and recent work to help improve the process for everyone involved. One thing that jumped out at me during the webinar was how much our attendees felt the pain adminstratively. Responding to a [Read More…]

Income and Verifications Solution, The Work Number®, Expands Reach with Integration into Digital Matrix Systems, Inc. Platform

Equifax announced today that Digital Matrix Systems (DMS), a leading risk management solution provider, has established connectivity to The Work Number® to provide income and employment verifications to DMS clients. Equifax Workforce Solutions, a business unit of Equifax, provides The Work Number®. Refreshed each pay period, The Work Number® is the largest database of income [Read More…]

ETS Tax Intelligence: Multi-State Unemployment Tax Issues

Situation The beginning of a new calendar year is the perfect time for employers to review current payroll reporting practices to identify and rectify any inappropriate pay practices and review the prior year’s filings for potential refund opportunities.  This review should include an analysis of state unemployment insurance (“SUI”) sourcing rules and utilization of out-of-state [Read More…]