Employer Obligations - Reporting New Hires

Under the Unemployment Insurance (UI) Act, employers have certain obligations.

Be an active partner with IDES by complying with the following employer requirements:
  • Maintaining accurate records of services performed by employees.
  • Properly classifying individuals who perform services as employees rather than independent contractors, in accordance with UI Act definitions.
  • Accurately and timely submitting quarterly wage reports and paying UI contributions.
  • Reporting all new and rehired employees to the State Directory of New Hires by the due date, as required by federal and state laws.
  • Providing complete and accurate Employee Separation Information.
  • Responding promptly to requests for verification of weekly earnings.
  • Understanding employer responsibilities under the UI Act. IDES has data sharing agreements with other state and federal agencies.
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