HR Compliance: Reporting new employees
- On 29 July 2016
- Posted by Chantal Mariotti
All California employers must report new or rehired employees who work in California within 20 days of their start-of-work date. California’s new hire reporting program requires employers to submit the necessary documents to the EDD (Employment Development Department) prior to the 20th day of employment. Employees who are rehired after being absent for 60 consecutive days also fall under this requirement. Employers can choose to send an electronic form, a paper form, or a copy of the employee’s W-4 form.
You must list several pieces of information in your report. The report should include the employer’s business name, the contact person’s name, address, phone number, the California employer account number, and the Federal Employer ID number (FEIN). Employees should include their full name, address, SSN, and their date of hire.
There are financial penalties for failing to report new employees. There are penalties if an employer fails to comply with this requirement. If an employer doesn’t report a new employee within the designated time frame, they will be faced with financial penalties. Additional penalties can occur if the employer and/or employee provide false or incomplete reports.
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