Federal law requires all states to maintain a New Hire Registry. You, as an employer, must report any new hire within 20 days (or even faster in some states). Most states allow you to report your New Hires online, simplifying paperwork.
The main reason for these registries is to allow states to forward any Wage Garnishment Orders for child support or other court ordered payments. This helps states to catch those who are trying to avoid such obligations.
Where can I find help with New Hire Reporting? Finding the information at your state’s website can be difficult. Try searching the state website with terms like “new hire reporting”, “new hire registry”, or “child support enforcement”.
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