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  • Hiring People with Disabilities Can Make a Difference

    Hiring People with Disabilities Can Make a Difference

    July 26 was the 29th anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), but even after all this time, employers are still having difficulty meeting the requirements of the...

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  • 2018 WOTC Statistics Demonstrate Benefits to Employers

    2018 WOTC Statistics Demonstrate Benefits to Employers

    The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has issued statistics for 2018 that highlight how much employers can benefit from participating in the federal Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) program....

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  • Legislation Proposes Extending WOTC 

    Legislation Proposes Extending WOTC 

    Congress is considering bills that would again extend the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) through December 31, 2020. The U.S. House of Representatives is considering bill H.R. 3301, which...

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  • Workplace Enhancements for Improving Productivity

    Workplace Enhancements for Improving Productivity

    Your once inspired company is suddenly stuck in a non-stop lag, where employees’ productivity is at an all-time low. How does it happen? It could be the result of several factors. Perhaps...

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  • Increase Your WOTC Certifications with A Two-Step Process

    Increase Your WOTC Certifications with A Two-Step Process

    The use of an online screening portal for federal Work Opportunity Tax Credits (WOTC) certifications is becoming more common. The process is fast and convenient. However, if organizations really...

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  • Florida Launches Revamped Online WOTC Portal

    Florida Launches Revamped Online WOTC Portal

    The launch of a revamped online platform by the state of Florida is making it easier for employers to obtain tax credits through the federal Work Opportunity Tax Credit. Employers can earn up to...

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  • Organizations Should Prepare for I-9 Enforcement

    Organizations Should Prepare for I-9 Enforcement

    If your organization isn’t keeping I-9 records for all of your active workforce, you may have a problem if the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) comes to audit your organization. The...

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  • EEOC Settlement Sets Precedent for Service Dog Use in Workplace

    EEOC Settlement Sets Precedent for Service Dog Use in Workplace

    Chalk one up for man’s best friend and military veterans. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has settled a disability discrimination and retaliation lawsuit with a North American...

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  • This Trifecta of WOTC Services Will Increase Your Certifications

    This Trifecta of WOTC Services Will Increase Your Certifications

    The Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) is a federal tax credit available to employers who hire individuals from specific target groups. Any business can earn tax credits by hiring individuals who...

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  • DOL Proposes New Rule Clarifying FLSA Regulations

    DOL Proposes New Rule Clarifying FLSA Regulations

    For the first time in over 50 years, the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Wage and Hour Division has proposed a new rule to clarify the regular earning rate requirements under section 7(e) of the...

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  • Hire Vets Through WOTC

    Hire Vets Through WOTC

    The HIRE Vets Medallion Program is an award from the U.S. Secretary of Labor that recognizes employer efforts to recruit, employ, and retain veterans. Employers can apply for the HIRE Vets...

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  • Start Using WOTC to Help Your Business

    Start Using WOTC to Help Your Business

    Over $1 billion in tax credits are claimed annually through the federal Work Opportunity Tax Credit program (WOTC). Through WOTC, run by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), federal tax credits of...

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  • Federal Agencies to Crack Down on Employers Using Foreign Hires

    Federal Agencies to Crack Down on Employers Using Foreign Hires

    The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has issued a press release disclosing the recently formed interagency partnership between the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Civil Rights Division Immigrant...

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  • Employers Should be Prepared For Increased I-9 Enforcement in 2019

    Employers Should be Prepared For Increased I-9 Enforcement in 2019

    It’s evident that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has been active this past year. Expect that trend to continue in 2019 based on U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s proposed...

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  • Improve Your Bottom Line and Community with WOTC

    Improve Your Bottom Line and Community with WOTC

    The federal Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) program can generate your organization savings of up to $9,600 per qualified candidate, which can be a boost to the bottom lines of employers who are...

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  • OFCCP Issues Contract Requirement Exemptions for Alaskan Earthquake and California Wildfires

    OFCCP Issues Contract Requirement Exemptions for Alaskan Earthquake and California Wildfires

    The U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has issued additional temporary contracting requirement exemptions for new contracts following the...

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  • IRS Issues WOTC Deadline Extension in Hurricanes Aftermath

    IRS Issues WOTC Deadline Extension in Hurricanes Aftermath

    This year’s hurricane season was a traumatic one, especially for those in the southern Atlantic region. Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia were all hit with monster...

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  • Honor Military Veterans By Hiring Them

    Honor Military Veterans By Hiring Them

    Veteran’s Day is a time to take stock of how fortunate we are to live in a country with extensive freedoms, and how fortunate we are to have brave men and women who, generation after generation,...

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  • DOL’s PAID Extended for 6 Months

    DOL’s PAID Extended for 6 Months

    U.S. Department of Labor has extended the Payroll Audit Independent Determination (PAID) pilot program for another six months. The program, which launched in March and was scheduled to conclude...

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  • IRS Issues Extension to Receive Tax Credits for Empowerment Zones

    IRS Issues Extension to Receive Tax Credits for Empowerment Zones

    Employers with employees living in designated empowerment zones have another opportunity to apply for Work Opportunity Tax Credits (WOTC). The IRS recently announced that tax credits for WOTC...

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