On June 16, 2021, Governor DeSantis signed legislation amending Fla. Stat. 409.2576, imposing revised reporting requirements of new hires, re-hires and independent contractors for businesses across the State of Florida.
Effective October 1, 2021, all Florida employers (regardless of size) are required to report new hires and rehires to the State Directory of New Hires within 20 days of hire. The amendment is a significant change for Florida businesses and imposes new requirements for employers who were not previously affected.
The purpose of the statutory change was primarily to assist the State in tracking and enforcing child support obligations. However, the information reported is typically available and utilized by other state agencies as well.
For more information and resources related to this reporting requirement, see the Florida Department of Revenue Child Support Services for Employees website (https://servicesforemployers.floridarevenue.com/Pages/home.aspx).
If you employ personnel in more than one state then you are considered a multistate employer, and may report such new hires or re-hires via the federal Multistate Employer Registry (https://ocsp.acf.hhs.gov/csp/mser).