Department of Labor and Regulation

Unemployment Insurance

Laws Requiring New Hire Reporting

The federal Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 (Pub.L. 104-327) and South Dakota Codified Law 25-7A-3.3 require employers to report certain information on their newly hired employees. If you wish to read more about the federal law, please refer to the Compilation of Social Security Laws, Title IV Grants to States for Aid and Services to Needy Families with Children and for Child-Welfare Services, Part D--Child Support and Establishment of Paternity.

Important Federal Law Change

Effective January 16, 2013, employers are required to also include an employee's date of hire when submitting a new hire report. The date of hire is the date an employee first performed services for pay. Employers must submit rehires with the most recent date of hire.



Marcia Hultman, Secretary
700 Governors Drive
Pierre, SD 57501-2291
Tel. 605.773.3101
Fax. 605.773.6184