receive a notice:
If you have received a
non-compliance notice, and believe it was sent to you in
error, please contact us if you have questions about the
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.
New hire reporting is required by law in all 50 states, and has been mandatory since
October, 1998. Pursuant to federal law, states have the option of imposing civil monetary
penalties on employers who fail to report new hires. In Maryland, the fine can be $20 per
newly hired employee. If there is a conspiracy between the employer and employee not to
report, the penalty can be up to $500 per newly hired employee.
Using a different FEIN to report your new hires and your quarterly wage information
may also cause you to appear as non-compliant. If you have more than one FEIN, please use the same FEIN from your quarterly wage information for your new hire
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