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New hire reporting

Federal and state laws require all employers to report new and rehired employees to a state new hire directory whether they owe child support or not. All states transmit information to the National Directory of New Hires so child support agencies nationwide can access employment information quickly and easily.

New hire reporting improves child support collections, prevents fraudulent welfare claims, and reduces fraudulent unemployment insurance and workers' compensation payments.

Hires and rehires include full-time, part-time, temporary, and seasonal employees. Governmental agencies are also required to report independent contractors. The state encourages other employers to voluntarily report independent contractors.

Information, online forms, and answers to questions about new hire reporting are available at the Minnesota New Hire Reporting Center.

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