Ah, the last state of the bunch, alphabetically speaking only. When it comes to new hire reporting, Wyoming is right up there with the rest of the states, so no offense meant, Wyoming employers and residents!
In Wyoming, the labor law that kicks the new hire reporting into effect is the Wyoming Statute, Section 27-1-115. It complements the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act, or PRWORA, passed by the United States Congress in 1996.
We know how the whole process works. You as a Wyoming employer are required by the Wyoming labor laws to send in all new hire, re-hire, and temporary workers information to the state New Hire Reporting Center within 20 days of the new hires starting on the job.
The info includes the new hire’s name, address and social security number. Along with that, according to the Wyoming labor law, you must provide your company’s name, your company’s address, and your company’s federal employer identification number. All of that information must go out for all of your new hires—via the mail, fax, phone, electronically, on magnetic tape, or by email or Internet. Pick your format.
That seems like a lot of work, right? We have heard the same issue brought up by employers from all other states, and it is a fair question posed by you and your human resource department.
But as I told those other employers in the other states, you should find this process a cinch if you already have all of this information in your system. And you should. On the new hire’s employment application, on their resume, on their payroll deduction forms, on their direct deposit forms, on their background investigation release FMLA forms, on their interview evaluations—you take your pick, you already have a form or forms with all of the new hire’s info that you need on it.