Compliance Focus

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...]

503 Regulation: Impact on Educational Institutions

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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...]

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

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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...]

Increasing Form I-9 Compliance Pressures and Record Breaking Fines

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Employers need to be especially vigilant to ensure they are correctly completing and retaining Form I-9s for their employees amidst increasing I-9 compliance pressures and record breaking fines. Common Form I-9 completion challenges create huge liability for employers as fines can add up fast during an I-9 audit.  Some common errors include: No employer/employee signature Citizenship [Read More...]

HR Compliance Issues – Onboarding that Pays For Itself

Free Webinar: IU Funding Alternatives for Nonprofit Healthcare

Tune in Aug. 6 to hear a pair of HR leaders talk about building better compliance into their onboarding without dinging the budget. In fact (as you’ll hear if you join the webinar) improved WOTC screening brought in enough tax credits to pay for the system. Debra Parent, Senior Manager of Human Resources Operations at Pacific [Read More...]

Protecting Employee Data During “Verification Season”

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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...]

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...]