New employers in the state of Arkansas, please listen up to me, your loyal and fearless human resource blog writer. I have some important information for you to help you stay on the right side of the law. (Not to say, of course, that you are on the wrong side of the law!)
There are just important steps that all new Arkansas employers need to know to make sure they comply with the Arkansas Employment Security Law. Even old and new employers could use a refresher on this information, as well as the updates on the law that are out there.
First and foremost, all new employers must file certain forms with the state of Arkansas’ Department of Labor—specifically, the Employment Security Division of the department. One such form is the Report to Determine Liability Form. The liability in this case is the liability to pay unemployment insurance taxes.
This form must be submitted to the Employment Security Division no later than the last day of the month that follows the first day that you were an official employer. In other words—to cut through the buearocratic jargon—you should get this form in by the end of your second month as an employer.
Even if you are not sure that you are an employer who may be liable to pay unemployment insurance taxes in the state of Arkansas—or on the other hand, if you are sure that you are not liable to pay—you still must submit this Report to Determine Liability Form within the set timeframe. If you are thinking you are not liable, you also have to provide at the same time whatever documents or evidence you have that proves you are not liable to pay the unemployment insurance tax in the state of Arkansas.