New DSHS New Hire Reporting Requirements

Dear Employer:
The state legislature recently made some important changes to Washington State New Hire Reporting laws. 
Beginning June 7, 2012, employers must include the date a new employee is hired with all new hire reports. The requirement also applies to rehires, if the employee hasn’t worked for you within the past 60 days.  The “date of hire” is the date on which the employee first works for pay.
The reporting requirement is an anti-fraud measure that will help stop unemployment insurance, workers compensation, and welfare fraud. Preventing fraud helps keep tax and premium rates stable and protects benefits for workers who are entitled to coverage.
If you have questions or need more information please visit our website atwww.dshs.wa.gov/newhire.  Our FAQ section has additional details about the new reporting requirements. 
 
Thank you,
Washington State New Hire Reporting Program
DSHS Division of Child Support
1-800-562-0479