Equifax Workforce Insights

Retro WOTC: Real Value, Little Time

Money on Table

Staffing firms’ onboarding processes are filled with challenges due to a rapidly changing contingent workforce environment, high turnover and hiring rates, and operational inefficiencies; which has a direct impact on their bottom line. This makes staffing organizations a prime candidate to benefit from a WOTC screening platform that delivers an automated process and service that helps identify, qualify, and [Read More…]

The special challenges of remote I-9s – a recent webinar

Webcast replay

Form I-9 seems simple on the surface, but it is filled with landmines and compliance implications throughout.  Adding in remote hires only increases the complexities and introduces special compliance risks. This fact was driven home at a recent webinar where we included a live polling question for attendees on the role of notaries as representatives [Read More…]

Upcoming Webinar: Benefit charge audits – a hidden source of unemployment cost savings

Webcast replay

Benefit charge audits – not always regarded as glamorous work, but this is a key process that contributes significantly to the bottom line. It’s also an important way to contribute to the integrity of our nation’s unemployment insurance system. REGISTER for the webinar A group of my colleagues will be holding a webinar on March [Read More…]

TCI Tax Intelligence: WOTC Transition Relief

WOTC transition relief

Situation The Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) program had been in hiatus since Jan 1, 2014.  On December 19, 2014, legislation was enacted to extend the WOTC program through December 31, 2014. While many employers may have continued to screen applicants and submit 8850s for certification during that time period, some employers either did not [Read More…]

Decoding ACA: IRS Reporting and Subsidy Management


Decoding ACA: IRS Reporting and Subsidy Management Webinar: Tuesday | April 21 | 2:00 PM EDT IRS reporting forms 1094 and 1095 for the Affordable Care Act (ACA) have been finalized and coding the forms can be especially complex when taking into consideration new concepts such as limited non-assessment periods, affordability safe harbors, and varying [Read More…]

E-Verify Shutdown Avoided – DHS Funded

E-Verify Avoids Shutdown

Department of Homeland Security funded through Sept. 30 On March 3, 2015 Congress has reached an agreement to fund the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) through the September 30 end of the budget year and E-Verify service will NOT be disrupted as was reported as a possibility in our previous posts, “DHS Funding/Immigration Remain in [Read More…]

E-Verify Shutdown Avoided with Short-term Funding Extension


DHS Short-term Funding Approved; Immediate E-Verify Shutdown Avoided Congress has reached a short-term agreement to fund the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) through  Friday, 3/6 and E-Verify service will NOT be disrupted at this time as was reported as a possibility in our previous post, DHS Funding/Immigration Remain in the News – E-Verify Implications. Please [Read More…]

Webcast Summary: Out-Of-State Wage Credits

Webcast replay

Overview Prior to beginning a discussion on out-of-state wage credits, it is necessary to understand the concept of state unemployment insurance (“SUI”) sourcing.  Employers and state workforce agencies are required to use what is known as the “four-factor test” to determine the state to which an employee’s wages are to be reported when employees work [Read More…]

E-Verify and Higher Education

higher educationa nd e-verify

E-verify mandate to come?  Survey says… U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) took a fairly big step toward determining the fate of the much rumored E-verify mandate.  While the details and any timeframe for a potential E-verify mandate are still to be determined, USCIS is looking to hear from E-verify employers.  On February 11, 2015, [Read More…]

DHS Funding/Immigration Remain in the News – E-Verify Implications

e-verify update

Funding of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) along with President Obama’s executive order on immigration remain hot topics in the news and areas to keep a close watch on.  With the deadline to fund DHS fast approaching, the Republican and Democrat public disagreement over the immigration amendments are key.  Reuters reports that DHS has [Read More…]