IRS Releases Final 1094-C and 1095-C Forms and Instructions

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On February 9, 2015, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released the final Forms 1094-C and 1095-C that are required to comply with section 6055 and 6056 of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Employers that are subject to the employer shared responsibility provisions under section 4980H, generally Applicable Large Employer (ALE) Members (those with 100 or [Read More…]

Obama’s Budget Proposal Calls for Strict Enforcement of ACA Penalties for Employers

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President Obama’s Fiscal Year 2016 federal budget proposal, released on February 2, 2015 by the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB), includes a specific provision where the IRS will ramp up enforcement efforts to “address noncompliance” including oversight of various fees, tax credits and the individual and employer responsibility provisions of the Affordable [Read More…]

Top Mobile Commerce Trends Shaping Your Business

Mobile commerce on smartphones and tablets is predicted to grow exponentially.

Current market predictions anticipate mobile commerce growth to come. Here are four mobile commerce trends you should implement into your online strategy.

Retail Newsflash – Election Improves Outlook on Key Retail Issues

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As the Republicans take control of the Senate, Retail policy priorities are likely better positioned in the new political atmosphere. Republican control of the Senate positions the following issues for higher priority action: Healthcare – specific ACA fixes will rise on the legislative agenda, such as defining full-time as 40 hrs/week vs. 30, and also [Read More…]

Bulletin: I-9 Compliance – Are You Prepared for the Holiday Hiring Season?

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Holiday Hiring Season Looms—Are Your I-9 Processes Ready? With the holiday hiring season here, employers should ensure readiness by re-examining their I-9 processes and accompanying documentation.  Higher volumes can lead to careless mistakes even with seasoned preparers, so a good starting point is an evaluation or creation of a strong Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) document.  [Read More…]

Customer Data Management, Part 3: Best Practices to Link Data

Customer data management is optimized when data from multiple sources in linked.

In customer data management, linking data can provide insights that help companies acquire, expand and retain customer relationships.

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

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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

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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

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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…]

Customer Data Management, Part 1: Best Practices for Cleansing Data

Identify new customers and expand existing relationships with good customer data management.

Good customer data management starts with data cleansing. Use these best practices to identify new customers and expand existing relationships.