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Temporary Protected Status – Extensions Announced

Temporary Protected Status - Exceptions Announced

Temporary Protected Status (TPS) may be designated for a foreign country when conditions temporarily prevent the country’s nationals from returning safely (among other reasons).  U.S. Citizenship and immigration Services (USCIS) may grant TPS to eligible nationals of certain countries (or parts of countries), who are already in the United States and/or eligible individuals without nationality [Read More...]

Tax Intelligence: The Practice of “Payrolling”

Payrolling

The relationship between an employee and an employer generally exists when the organization for whom the services are performed has the right to hire, fire, and direct/control the individual who performs the services.  The foregoing is often referred to as “common law” employer relationship. The common law employer is typically responsible for reporting, remitting, and [Read More...]

2015 State Unemployment Tax Rate Season Preparation

tax season preparation

As November quickly approaches, many more jurisdictions utilizing a calendar year rate will join Oklahoma and Wisconsin in issuing 2015 state unemployment  insurance (SUI) tax rates.  This marks the official beginning of the 2015 “rate season”.  It is important for those charged with administering and managing SU tax rates to be prepared for the issuance [Read More...]

Tips for Auto Lenders Working with First-Time Buyers

Best Practices in Auto Lending for Thin/No-File Millennial Customers

Thin-file/no-file millennials can be a difficult demographic to appeal to. Here are some best practices for lending to this important population.

How Hazard Insurance Verification Helps Improve the Lending Process

Verifying hazard insurance is much more effective through VOHI.

A new verification system, called VOHI, is making it easier and more cost effective for mortgage lenders to verify hazard insurance.

South Carolina Employers Should Be On Alert

South Carolina

The South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce (DEW) has begun issuing letters when an employer has not responded to prior wage audit inquiries (Form BPC-178B). The letter says “FINAL DEMAND FOR COMPLIANCE – TAKE ACTION IMMEDIATELY” and includes a copy of the outstanding wage audit and provides instructions on how to submit the outstanding [Read More...]

How Credit Unions Can Use Customer Segmentation to Help Boost Revenues

Customer segmentation helps credit unions boost their revenue.

Here are three ways that customer segmentation can boost revenues for your credit union.

Customer Data Management, Part 2: Best Practices to Gain Insight

B2C marketers have learned to gather data from customers, and B2B marketers can learn from their best practices.

Customer data management provides insight into customer characteristics and behavior. Best practices show how to arrange data for maximum benefit.

Improving Business Processes With New Technology: Embracing Change and Rejecting Fear

Improving Business Processes2

Improving business processes often means embracing new technology. Careful planning and open communication are key to successful change management.

E-Verify Announcements – myE-Verify and Record Disposal

e-verify employee computer

E-Verify has been active recently with several new announcements over the past few weeks.  While they may not have a significant immediate impact, the release of myE-Verify along with new Record Disposal rules present a perfect opportunity to review your overall procedures related to E-Verify.  Highlights of the recent announcements include the following: myE-Verify: A [Read More...]