Provide New Hire Paperwork to New Employees

Key Points

  • New hire paperwork encompasses both required forms, such as the Form I-9 and tax withholding forms, as well as optional documents, such as a direct deposit authorization form.
  • In addition to paperwork required under federal law, the majority of states and several municipalities require an employer to provide paperwork and written notices to new hires, advising them of their rights and any employer obligations.
  • An employer should have a new hire paperwork checklist to ensure it has all required documents prior to or on the employee's first day of work.

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