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New Hire Reporting: California

New Hire Reporting requirements for other states

Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.

Author: Sara M. Wincek


  • California requires all employers to report newly hired and rehired employees, and new independent contractors, to the California Employment Development Department. See Reporting Requirements.
  • Several methods of filing reports are permitted. See Reporting Requirements.
  • Penalties are imposed for noncompliance. See Penalties.