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Tax Intelligence Bulletin: M&A Pre-Clearance Letters

August Tax Intelligence Bulletin

While most Merger & Acquisition (M&A) transactions are not driven by state unemployment insurance (SUI) tax implications, proper due diligence and pre-transaction planning can assist acquiring employers in avoiding unexpected outcomes.  As employers contemplate M&A transactions, which often occur at year end, those responsible for unemployment tax cost management should arm themselves with sufficient information [Read More...]

Is the Automated Valuation Model for Your Property or Area Accurate?

As a busy lender, you have to ask yourself: Do you really have the time and money to compare valuations from different vendors and pick out the most accurate one?

Choosing the right automated valuation model can be complicated. But today’s new breed of cascading tools can help.

Employee Withholding Can be a Minefield for the Unprepared

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As multi-state employers are well aware, the vast majority of states have personal income tax and require withholding state taxes from employee wages as a part of the employer’s payroll/tax responsibilities.  In addition, there are many localities that require local withholding as well.  Employers need to be aware of specific requirements and terminology relating to [Read More...]

Seeing Red or Blue? USCIS Replaces Secure Ink Color

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On July 1, 2014, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) began using a new secure blue ink for some of its secure stamps.  If you are used to seeing red, it will soon go away as USCIS will be retiring and no longer using red ink going forward. USCIS stamps with secure blue ink: Department of Homeland Security [Read More...]

Protecting Data Privacy

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Theft of consumer financial and identity information is rising, and the subsequent use of those stolen identities to attempt breaches of other sites compounds the problem. So far this year there have been more than 100 data breaches caused by hacking or similar reasons according to the Privacy Rights Clearinghouse, with more than 200 breaches from all reasons. [Read More...]

HSPD-12 – Ten Years On

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Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12 (HSPD-12), signed by President Bush on August 27, 2004, was originally enacted to address the wide variety and differing security levels of identification credentials used to access secure facilities. The directive established standards for verifying an individual’s identity and issuing a tamper-proof credential that could be rapidly authenticated electronically. The [Read More...]

503 Regulation: Impact on Educational Institutions

CUPA Resources

The final 503 regulation took effect on March 24, 2014.  It requires all Federal contractors and subcontractors to invite all applicants to voluntarily self-identify as an individual with a disability after the hire offer is extended but before work is started.  Many, if not most, colleges and universities have millions, if not billions of dollars [Read More...]

Lifecycle Management Part 3: Know Your Customer With Relationship Optimization

Your cross-sell chances are limited until you know your customer.

Know your customer through a holistic understanding gained by a combination of first- and third-party data.

Hardee’s & PacSun Webinar– Onboarding Compliance That Pays For Itself

Compliance Board

What can a retailer get out of an electronic onboarding system? Or a casual dining chain? How about cutting onboarding time from 4 hours per new hire to a half an hour? How about improving WOTC screening compliance from 16% to 99%? Those are the kinds of results youth clothing retailer Pacific Sunwear got. Debra [Read More...]

MESC: Streamlining the Applicant Eligibility Experience with Program Integrity

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Rich Huffman, Sr Director – Identity Product Management, recently presented at MESC  on how to improve program integrity by understanding applicant eligibility early in the process. Public health and welfare outcomes are enhanced when members smoothly access the correct programs. States, exchanges, and human services programs need to balance the applicant experience with the need for integrity [Read More...]