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Multistate Reporting: Doing business with employees in more than one state? Learn about important options and how to meet your reporting requirements.
In 1996, Congress enacted a law called the "Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act," or PRWORA, as part of Welfare Reform. This new legislation required that employers in all 50 states directly report their new hires and re-hires to a state directory.
New hire reporting accelerates the child support income withholding order process, expedites collection of child support from parents who frequently change jobs, and promptly locates non-custodial parents to help establish paternity and child support orders. Because of this, new hire reporting is essential to helping children receive the support they deserve. Employers serve as key partners in ensuring the financial stability of many children and families and should take pride in their integral role.
For more information on this law, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions.
Employers and/or labor organizations doing business in the State of Nebraska must report the following employees and contractors:
Required Employer Information:
Required Employee/Contractor Information:
Optional Employer Information:
Optional Employee/Contractor Information:
Additional information may be required if reporting electronically. Please click here for electronic reporting specifications.
To view questions about Multistate employers click, here.
Please Note: The Claims Resolution Act (CRA) of 2010 requires employers to report the date an employee first performed services for pay to the State New Hire Directory. CRA became effective June 8, 2011. This is an anti-fraud measure designed to reduce the number of overpayments to individualsreceiving unemployment insurance benefits. Nebraska's new hire statute has included this requirementsince 1997.
Nebraska Statute (§48-2301 - 48-2308) and the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act (PRWORA) of 1996, 42 U.S.C. 653A, requires all employers to report newly hired and re-hired employees to a state directory within 20 days of their hire date. Employers who submit reports magnetically or electronically shall submit the reports by two monthly transmissions if necessary, which are not less than 12 days or more than 16 days apart.
The Nebraska State Directory of New Hires offers many options that make it easy for employers to report new hires. The options available are listed below.
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Printed List: If your software is unable to export your new hire information in our electronic format, you might be able to have your software create a printed list containing your new hire data. The printed list should contain all of the required information on the New Hire Reporting Form, be created using at least a 10-point font size, and have the employer's name, Federal Employer Identification Number, and address clearly displayed at the top of the report.-OR-
W-4 Form: If you choose to submit a W-4 form as a new hire report, please ensure that each W-4 is easily readable and has the employer's name, Federal Employer Identification Number, and address written at the bottom of each form.
Other Reporting Methods
Electronic Reports - Utilizing our website's online reporting feature is a very popular option for employers. This feature provides printable confirmation of reports received, and is conveniently available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Employers can send new hire data files in a variety of ways, including transferring files through the Web site or through internet connection using File Transfer Protocol (FTP). Employers can also mail reports directly to us on diskette. Learn more about electronic reporting.
Non-Electronic Reports - Paper new hire reports may either be faxed or mailed to our New Hire Directory.
Please call the Nebraska State Directory of New Hires toll-free at (888) 256-0293 for any questions regarding the new hire reporting process. Our help desk staff are available to answer your questions Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM CT.
Nebraska State Directory of New Hires
PO Box 483
Norwell, MA 02061
Toll-free: (866) 808-2007