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New Hire Reporting to your State Agency: A Federal Law

All businesses are required to report new employees, re-hires or re-called employees.

Why, because it’s the law.

In 1996, Congress enacted a law called the “Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act,” or PRWORA, as part of Welfare Reform. This legislation created the requirement for employers in all 50 states to report their new hires and re-hires to a state directory.

New hire reporting speeds up the child support income withholding order process, expedites collection of child support from parents who change jobs frequently, and quickly locates non-custodial parents to help in establishing paternity and child support orders. New hire reporting helps children receive the support they deserve. Employers serve as key partners in ensuring financial stability for many children and families and should take pride in their role.

Are you in compliance?

As you prepare to wrap up your year-end books, give this a quick review. Have you submitted New Hire Reporting for:

  • Every person, full or part-time, who receives a W-4 and performs service for wages?
  • All newly hired employees within 20 days (even if they only worked one day).
  • Re-hires or re-called employees including employees who remained on the payroll during a break in service or gap in pay and returned?

Any more questions?

Here are links for Arkansas and Oklahoma employers to review.

If you have questions, give me a call or email. We can help.

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