The original new hire reporting program was started in Tennessee in the late 1990s. as it was with most of the other states that we have looked at in this blog. But more recently than that, the state of Tennessee has actually made some changes to their new hire reporting labor law that we should look out. So strap on your seatbelts! We’re taking a road trip to the state of Tennessee, home of the Grand Ole’ Opry and the Country Music Hall of Fame. Heeee Hawwwwww!
The new change to the Tennessee labor law on new hire reporting came about at the turn of this century. Law makers made effective July 18, 2001, a new requirement that makes the date of hire a required bit of info that must be included with the new hire report for every employee. Previously—and it is still the case in many other states—the date of hire of a new employee is just optional when it comes to sending in data.
The new Tennessee law also makes it so that employers have to register one time in order to submit new hire data on the Web. The registration also allows them to upload information from the state system.
The other benefits of registering and submitting new hire reports online in the state of Tennessee include that you don’t have to repeatedly submit your employer info. When you submit the old fashioned way, you would have to provide your company name, company address, and company employer federal ID number. Not in the Tennessee online reporting system. That info comes up automatically when you sign in to the system.
You can also go online and change your employer information any time, if say, you move your company headquarters or change the company name. After that one change, the new company info is stored in the system.