WOTC Renewed!

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The President has signed into law the Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2014 that extends the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) retroactively from Jan 1, 2014 through December 31, 2014. The measure also includes a retroactive extension of other federal hiring credits – both the Federal Empowerment Zone and Indian Employment Credits. This positive result [Read More…]

The Affordable Care Act: Preparing for 2015

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January 1, 2015 is an important date for the Affordable Care Act. This is not only when large employers must begin providing healthcare coverage to eligible employees, but it’s also when organizations must start tracking all the necessary data to fulfill section 6055 and 6056 reporting requirements. While many employers believe they do not have [Read More…]

Mergers and Acquisitions – Volumes in Staffing Sector Remain Strong

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Mergers and acquisitions – tax pre-planning is key Although some of the larger staffing companies have been quiet on this front while they continue to absorb large acquisitions and consolidate platforms,  mergers and acquisitions activity continues to remain strong with IT and Healthcare being a focus.  Staffing Industry Analysts estimates U.S. temporary staffing M&A activity at roughly [Read More…]

Executive Action! President Obama’s Immigration Plan

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Yesterday evening (November 20, 2014), President Obama announced his plan for executive action on immigration. In the national speech, the president outlined three areas of focus the executive action is geared to address: Increase Border Security: Provide additional resources for law enforcement personnel so that they can stem the flow of illegal crossings and speed [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.

South Carolina Employers Should Be On Alert

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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…]

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.