Office of Special Counsel Provides Updated Fact Patterns Flyer for Employers

Employment Discrimination I-9 Compliance

The Department of Justice’s Office of Special Counsel for Immigration-Related Unfair Employment Practices, commonly referred to as the OSC, recently updated their informational flyer, entitled “Citizenship/Immigration Status and National Origin Discrimination in Employment”. This flyer is intended to serve as guidance for employers on how to avoid various types of discriminatory practices and is based on [Read More...]

Wage Theft Cases Continue to Rise Nationwide

Wage Theft

A pair of recent news items–one an article in The New York Times; the other a press release by Governor Cuomo’s office–illustrate the heightened scrutiny being given to wage theft issues–not only in New York, but nationwide. The New York Times piece by Steven Greenhouse asserts that federal and state officials claim that employers are violating wage laws in [Read More...]

Seeing Red or Blue? USCIS Replaces Secure Ink Color

Blue Red Pen Paper

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...]

Rethinking B2B Risk, Part 5: Improved Credit Risk Management Through New Technology

Credit risk management has become easier through technology.

Credit risk management has become more efficient due to emerging technology. Keeping your systems up to date is crucial in helping you manage your business

Rethinking B2B Risk, Part 3: Can Fast Response Times and Effective Credit Risk Management Coexist?

Embrace real-time reporting to retain customer interest.

By reducing the time between credit request and decision, a business and its customers can both benefit.

Rethinking B2B Risk, Part 2: Workflow Optimization — A Pathway to Lower Credit Risk

Optimizing complex workflow processes is a pathway to lower risk.

If your customer base is other businesses, B2B risk management needs to remain a top priority. Workflow optimization can enhance this process.

Rep. Aaron Schock Introduces WOTC Renewal Bill

WOTC Bill Renewal - law

In the wake of the stalling of “The Expire Act”, Aaron Schock of Illinois, a member of House Ways and Means, has introduced H.R. 5264 “To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to make the work opportunity credit permanent.”  This measure would extend WOTC permanently, and also retroactively renew WOTC to cover the current [Read More...]

Rethinking B2B Risk, Part 1: Is Your Organizational Structure Causing Undue Credit Risk?

Complex organizational structures can cause undue financial risk.

When extending credit to any business, B2B credit risk management needs to be a primary concern. This includes organizational structure — is yours a risk?

Equifax: Unemployment Flash Report – 8/1/2014

Subscribe Unemployment Flash Report

The August 1, 2014 edition of the “Equifax Unemployment Flash Report” – a biweekly newsletter providing regular updates on Unemployment insurance related matters is ready for download. Get the latest insights on key UI topics including: State FUTA Credit Reductions New Developments for specific states 2015 Wage Base and UI Minimum and Maximum rates We hope you find [Read More...]

WOTC Renewal – Expire Act Stalled

WOTC legislation sign

There have been recent rumors that a new path for WOTC renewal might be attached to a bill on the Senate floor for providing emergency funding for the highway trust fund.  While every avenue for WOTC renewal should be pursued, it is unlikely that WOTC could be part of the aforementioned transportation bill.  Certainly, Congress [Read More...]