What information must an employer report for new hires?

Author: Sara M. Wincek

The Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 (PRWORA) requires an employer to provide the following information:

  • Employee's name, address and Social Security number; and
  • Employer's name, address and Federal Employment Identification Number (FEIN).

Some states require other information be included in the report, such as:

  • State Employment Identification Number (SEIN);
  • Employee's date of birth and/or hire;
  • Employee's occupation;
  • Medical insurance availability; and
  • Employer's contact name, phone number and fax number.