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     25-7A-3.3.   State directory of new hires--Reporting requirements--Multistate employers--Use of information by department. By October 1, 1997, the Department of Social Services shall establish a state directory of new hires. The department may enter into cooperative agreements with other state agencies to satisfy the provisions of this section. Effective October 1, 1997, every employer within the state shall furnish to the directory of new hires a report of any newly hired employee which includes the name, address, and social security number of the employee, and the employer's name, address, and identification number as assigned by the Internal Revenue Service.
     The report shall be transmitted by the employer to the state directory of new hires no later than twenty days after the date the employer hires the employee, or if the employer transmits the report magnetically or electronically, by two monthly transmissions, not less than twelve days nor more than sixteen days apart. Each report shall be made on a W-4 form or an equivalent form, and may be transmitted by first class mail, magnetically, or electronically. No report may be filed with respect to any employee of a state or local agency performing intelligence or counterintelligence functions, if the head of the agency has determined that filing of the report could endanger the safety of the employee or compromise an ongoing investigation or mission.
     Multistate employers which have employees who are employed in two or more states and which transmit reports magnetically or electronically may comply with the requirements of this section by designating one state in which the employer will transmit the required report. Any multistate employer who elects to report in this manner shall notify the secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services in writing as to which state the employer will transmit the report.
     The department shall use all information received from employers to locate any person for purposes of establishing paternity; establishing, modifying, or enforcing child support obligations; furnishing information to the national directory of new hires; verifying eligibility for the department's programs; and, shall provide state agencies operating employment security and workers' compensation programs with access to any information reported by employers. Any employer who intentionally fails to comply with any duties imposed by this section commits a petty offense. The Department of Social Services or the Department of Labor and Regulation, or both, may adopt rules pursuant to chapter 1-26 to implement the provisions of this section.

Source: SL 1997, ch 155, § 4; SL 2011, ch 1 (Ex. Ord. 11-1), § 33, eff. Apr. 12, 2011.

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