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Workplace Compliance Spotlight: What Employers Need to Know About The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

Workplace Compliance Spotlight: What Employers Need to Know About The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

Wherever you are in the world, if you do business in the European Union and handle EU residents’ data, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is set to introduce a whole new era of data governance and enhanced requirements on security and personal data processing activities. GDPR represents the biggest change to data protection law in 30 years. Due to come into effect on May 25, 2018, it includes high penalties for non-compliance – up to 4% of a company’s worldwide revenue (or €20m; whichever is higher). So it’s little wonder that 33% of leaders like you are concerned about how data privacy and GDPR will affect their day-to-day business processes*. Watch our third installment in our Workplace Compliance Spotlight webcast series and get critical insights on the upcoming GDPR legislation and its potential impact on your role and global organization, such as: Your new obligations as an employer doing business within the EU, What actions you can start to take now to minimize the turbulence ahead, And why...

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Updated Wage Garnishment Study from the ADP Research Institute® Examines New Facets of This Workforce Issue

Updated Wage Garnishment Study from the ADP Research Institute® Examines New Facets of This Workforce Issue

By Julie Farraj, division vice president and general manager, Wage Garnishments and Unemployment/Employment Verification Services for ADP Added Value Services A new 2017 study by the ADP Research Institute® (ADPRI) continues to flesh out the facets of wage garnishment and its impact on employers and their workers.   Based on the anonymous 2016 pay data of about 12 million U.S. workers, this new study reveals that one in 14 of those workers are carrying a wage garnishment and an estimated 12 percent of those with a garnishment have more than one type of wage garnishment. This research also introduced a new metric – the number of wage garnishments per employee, which according to the study averages 1.4 per employee.   The study showed that in 2016, approximately 7 percent of the U.S. workforce had their wages garnished. Of the four types of wage garnishment studied, the highest rate was for child support, followed by “other” general garnishments, such as student debt and consumer loans, tax levy, and bankruptcy.  ...

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Workplace Compliance Spotlight: Identifying Wage Inequality through Data Exploration

Workplace Compliance Spotlight: Identifying Wage Inequality through Data Exploration

Achieving pay equity is top-of-mind for organizations. While organizations have always placed substantial value on talent acquisition, expectations for transparency around equal pay have increased. Given today’s war for talent, a commitment to pay equity is one of the easiest ways to differentiate yourself from your competition. But it’s about more than talent – it’s about identifying possible inequitable pay practices you didn’t even know you had. From a compliance perspective, in addition to the federal EEO-1 report, most states have pay equity laws. Tackling the issue proactively can save you from legal problems now and later down the road. Employers may wish to review their current hiring, job evaluation, and pay practices to ensure that they are compliant and defensible. But the complexities in the regulations and the sheer amount of pay data that exists – internally in every organization and externally in the market – can make it difficult for leaders to develop policies to promote and realize pay equity. Join us on September 26th with other...

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Workplace Compliance Spotlight: What Employers Need to Know About The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

Workplace Compliance Spotlight: What Employers Need to Know About The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

Wherever you are in the world, if you do business in the European Union and handle EU residents’ data, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is set to introduce a whole new era of data governance and enhanced requirements on security and personal data processing activities. GDPR represents the biggest change to data protection law in 30 years. Due to come into effect on May 25, 2018, it includes high penalties for non-compliance – up to 4% of a company’s worldwide revenue (or €20m; whichever is higher). So it’s little wonder that 33% of leaders like you are concerned about how data privacy and GDPR will affect their day-to-day business processes*. Join us on September 12th with other business owners and finance execs like yourself for the next installment in our Workplace Compliance Spotlight webcast series and get critical insights on the upcoming GDPR legislation and its potential impact on your role and global organization, such as: Your new obligations as an employer doing business within the EU, What...

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New House Bill Could Make WOTC Permanent

New House Bill Could Make WOTC Permanent

On August 11, 2017, House of Representatives (H.R.) Bill 3652 was introduced and, if passed, would amend the Internal Revenue Code to make the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) permanent for qualified new hires who begin work after December 31, 2019. What you need to know: The Bill has officially moved to the House Ways & Means Committee for consideration. With processes to reform the tax code scheduled to begin in September, the Ways & Means Committee may be delayed in considering H.R. Bill 3652. The Congressional Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT) will need to score this legislation and estimate its cost over a 10 year period—it’s unlikely we’d see a vote without this information. Other ways to stay informed: Follow this bill at: https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/3652 Read more about WOTCs here: Cost Reduction Opportunities Using Tax Credits: The Financial Advantage Learn more about opportunities for tax credits savings at: Maximize Your Employment Tax Credits and...

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