2011 New Mexico Statutes
Chapter 50: Employment Law
Article 13: State Directory of New Hires, 50-13-1 through 50-13-4
Section 50-13-3: State directory of new hires.

NM Stat § 50-13-3 (1996 through 1st Sess 50th Legis) What's This?

50-13-3. State directory of new hires.

A. The human services department, acting as the state's child support enforcement agency pursuant to Title IV-D of the Social Security Act, shall, not later than October 1, 1997, establish an automated directory to be known as the state directory of new hires, which shall contain information supplied by employers on each newly hired or rehired employee.

B. The state directory of new hires shall use the information received to locate individuals for purposes of establishing paternity and establishing, modifying and enforcing child support obligations and may disclose such information to any agent of the state Title IV-D agency that is under contract with the agency to carry out such purposes.

C. All employers and labor organizations doing business in the state shall furnish to the state directory of new hires a report that contains the name, address and the social security number of each newly hired or rehired employee and the name and address of and identifying number assigned under Section 6109 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to the employer.

D. An employer in the state who also employs persons in another state and who transmits reports magnetically or electronically must designate one state in which the employer has employees to which the employer will transmit the report. Any employer who transmits reports pursuant to this paragraph shall notify the state directory of new hires in writing as to which state such employer designates for the purpose of sending reports.

E. Any department, agency or instrumentality of the United States government shall comply with the provisions of this section by transmitting the report described in Subsection C of this section to the national directory of new hires.

F. Each employer and labor organization as defined above shall report to the state directory of new hires not later than twenty days after the date the employer hires the employee; or in the case of an employer transmitting reports magnetically or electronically, by two monthly transmissions if necessary not less than twelve days nor more than sixteen days apart.

G. Each report shall be made on a W-4 form or, at the option of the employer, an equivalent form and may be transmitted by first class mail, magnetically or electronically.

H. The labor department shall furnish to the state directory of new hires wage and claim information as defined in Section 303(h)(3) of the Social Security Act.

I. The department shall reimburse the labor department for all costs incurred in furnishing the information. The state directory of new hires shall make available to state public assistance agencies responsible for administering a program specified in Section 1137(b) of the Social Security Act information reported by employers for purposes of verifying eligibility for the program or investigating fraud.

J. The state directory of new hires shall make available to the state agencies operating employment security and workers' compensation programs access to information reported by employers for the purposes of administering such programs or investigating fraud.

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