Information for Employers

Employer cooperation is essential in securing financial stability for our children. Employers who comply with child support laws are helping to ensure that the children of our community receive the financial and medical support that they need and deserve. Employer responsibilities as they relate to child support include verifying employment information, reporting newly hired employees and rehires, income withholding, and complying with medical support notices. For additional information on an employer's responsibilities, please click on the following links.

Employers (of noncustodial parents who are expected to pay child support) are responsible for:

  • Providing information to verify the employment, wages, and other information about their employees, as requested.
  • Withholding child support payments from their employees' earnings and sending these payments to the NCCSCC.
  • Enrolling their employees' children in health insurance plans, when available, and deducting the premiums from their employees' earnings.
  • Attending court hearings, when necessary under certain circumstances.
  • Reporting the hiring of new employees, whether or not they pay child support, as required by North Carolina law. CSS uses this New Hire reporting data to locate parents in an effort to establish and collect child support, to detect and prevent erroneous benefit payments, and to prevent the erroneous receipt of public assistance payments.
  • Reporting terminated employees.