Equifax Workforce Insights

Arizona Job Training Program Change

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Effective for applications submitted on or after June 20, 2014, businesses seeking grants through the Arizona Job Training Program will be subject to recent changes. The Arizona Job Training Program provides grants up to $8,000 per employee for training new employees, and up to $4,000 per employee for training incumbent employees. Grants for new employee [Read More...]

Protecting Employee Data During “Verification Season”

Employment Verification Seasons

A current TV ad for home security systems uses the phrase “vacation season is break-in season,” reminding homeowners of the increase in burglaries that occur when families embark on summer vacations.  In the world of information security, data thieves don’t necessarily have a season, but they can capitalize on lax process security during peak points [Read More...]

Tax Intelligence – Maximizing WOTC ROI

Maximize Your WOTC ROI

As the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) is currently in hiatus status, it is more important than ever for companies that hire to ensure that their WOTC capture program is as effective as it can be to ensure maximum credit value generation once the program is renewed.  Recall that even when WOTC is in hiatus, [Read More...]

California Competes Tax Credit Approved

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The California Competes Tax Credit (CCTC) Committee recently approved $28.9 million in credits of the $30 million budgeted for the 2013/14 fiscal year. The California Competes Tax Credit is a negotiated incentive available to businesses of any size located anywhere in the state. Benefits vary based on such factors as expected hiring or retention, investment, [Read More...]

New Webinar: UI Integrity Update

UI Integrity Update: Effective Compliance, Effective Reporting

UI Integrity Update:  Effective Compliance, Effective Reporting Date:  Tuesday, July 8, 2014 Time:  1:00 PM – 2:00 PM CDT Register now With the continued government focus on UI Integrity, we are pleased to present our next webinar in a series detailing this new legislation and its impact on employers.  Moving forward, unemployment claims response is [Read More...]

New Webinar: Unemployment Compliance and Best Practices in the Healthcare Reform Age

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Date: Tuesday, July 15 Time: 3:30 – 4:30 PM ET Join Equifax Workforce Solution’s Healthcare leadership team for a session with our Unemployment Cost Management experts. The presenters we’ve assembled understand how ACA related cost drivers are forcing many within Healthcare to reevaluate the way they’ve delivered HR services like Unemployment Claims Management in the [Read More...]

Bill Passes to Eliminate NY WTPA Annual Notifications & Increases Penalties for New Hire Notifications

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On Thursday, June 19th a bill was passed that will eliminate the annual notification requirement for the New York Wage Theft Prevention Act (WTPA).  Assuming Governor Cuomo signs the bill, as expected, New York state employers will no longer have to distribute the WTPA notices to all employees between January and February of each year.  [Read More...]

WOTC screening – Meijer shows the way!

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Meijer shared some terrific insights in a webinar on tax credits and how to put together an outstanding WOTC screening program.  Their goal: 100% screening compliance and 100% forms compliance. Sound impossible? They get VERY close to that, with 99% screening compliance company wide and 100% forms compliance. The attendees showed just how hard that [Read More...]

E-Verify Releases System Enhancements

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On June 22, 2014, E-Verify released a new set of system enhancements.  Highlights of the E-Verify release include the following: E-Verify Enhancements Impacting Equifax I-9 Management Clients: Duplicate Case Alert:  E-Verify will provide a duplicate case alert to help ensure multiple E-Verify cases are not created for the same employee.  When a case is submitted, [Read More...]

Infographic: ACA Compliance and the Hourly Workforce

ACA Compliance Warning

Equifax Workforce Solutions just released new data about the potential impact of the Affordable Care Act’s Employer Mandates on hourly workers across an array of industries including finance, retail, restaurant, education, healthcare and staffing. With the majority of the employer mandate taking effect on January 1, 2015, it’s critical that organizations make ACA compliance a fundamental part [Read More...]