Internal Revenue Service Launches New Voluntary Classification Settlement Program for Worker Misclassification Amnesty

Designed to increase tax compliance and provide past payroll tax relief to employers, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has launched a new Voluntary Classification Settlement Program (VCSP) that will enable employers to resolve past worker classification issues and achieve certainty under the tax law at a low cost by voluntarily reclassifying their workers, according to …

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2010 Trend is focus on privacy and data protection

By Les Rosen, Employment Screening Resources 2010 Trends in Screening–Trend Three: Employment Screening Resources (ESR), a leading national online employment screening background firm, is releasing the ESR “Third Annual Top Ten Trends in the Pre-Employment Background Screening Industry” for 2010.   This is the THIRD of the ten trends ESR will be tracking in 2010.  The ten …

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The Use of Home Operators

Some screening firms use home based operators to perform employment and education verifications.  That of course represents a big financial advantage for the screening firm.   They get cheap labor, and may even classify them as independent contractors in order to get even additional savings by not paying workers’ compensation, benefits or other costs associated with …

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You are in Trouble When: Your Screening Firm Uses a Home Based Operator Network

This is the first of a ten part series designed to alert employers of potential danger and hidden liabilities in their background checking processes. Each month ESR will examine a different area that can potentially put unsuspecting employers in hot water. Some employers have assumed that all background firms are the same, so you may …

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