Equifax Joins Top Restaurant Professionals at the NRA HR Executive Study Group

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Equifax Workforce Solutions will once again be a sponsor of this year’s National Restaurant Association Human Resources & Risk and Safety Professionals Executive Study Group, February 4-6 in Scottsdale, AZ ! The meeting is a unique opportunity to meet with the top HR professionals in the Restaurant industry, to keep up to date with the [Read More…]

Data Privacy Helps Maintain Account Security

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The National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) hosts a Data Privacy Day each year on January 28. This event highlights the importance of keeping personally-identifiable information (PII) secure – which works to prevent online fraud. According to the NCSA, six in ten small businesses (59%) say they do not require any multi-factor authentication for access to any [Read More…]

WOTC: Processing 2014 Certification Requests

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In light of the retroactive renewal of WOTC as part of the Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2014, the Department of Labor has issued internal guidance to the State Workforce Agencies on processing of 2014 certification requests.  The guidance instructs the Workforce Agencies to begin making determinations for all certification requests for hire dates in [Read More…]

WOTC Back in Hiatus

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As of January 1, 2015, the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) is back in hiatus.  Previously, WOTC was retroactively renewed to allow certifications for all hires made in 2014.  During hiatus all WOTC form filing rules and guidelines are in force.  The State Workforce Agencies will be accepting certification request, marking them as received timely, [Read More…]

I-9 Compliance Bulletin: Immigration Reform

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President Obama’s Executive Actions:  What They Mean for Employers President Obama’s recent executive actions could allow as many as 5 million undocumented workers to stay in the U.S. if they meet certain conditions.  The actions will expand the population eligible for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and extend the period of DACA [Read More…]

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…]

Medical Identity Theft on the Rise

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Medical identity theft and fraud are rising as more private patient data is put online without adequate security measures. Not only are patients being billed for treatments they never received, medical records are being altered in ways that can have life-threatening consequences. In the most recent survey conducted by the Identity Theft Resource Center, medical identity [Read More…]

WOTC Legislation: House Passes One-year Renewal

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On Wednesday, with a vote of 378-46, the U.S. House of Representatives approved H.R. 5771, the “Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2014″.  Included in this bill is a one year extension of WOTC and other expired tax provisions including the Indian Employment Credit and the Federal Empowerment Zone Credit.  The Senate is expected to pass [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…]