Good Business – Report your New Hires

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As a Texas employer, you are an essential partner to the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC).  TWC’s mission is to promote and support a workforce system that creates value and offers employers, individuals, and communities the opportunity to achieve and sustain economic prosperity. 

One opportunity Texas employers have in supporting this mission is by participating in the Office of the Attorney General’s (OAG) New Hire Reporting Program.  Federal and State law requires all employers to report new hire and rehires within 20 calendar days of the hire date.  Reporting new hires and rehires assists TWC in detecting and preventing fraud within the Unemployment Insurance (UI) system.  Using the new hire information, TWC can identify UI claimants who have returned to work to ensure earnings are reported.  If employers fail to report new hire information, TWC cannot identify these claimants until the employer files its quarterly UI taxes.  This delay in reporting increases the average overpayment from approximately $411 to $924 per claim.   

Reporting new hires prevents unnecessary payments of UI benefits, which reduces taxes that employers pay.  Reporting new hires means more savings for all Texas employers by preventing overpayment of benefits.  In addition, reporting new hires and rehires to the OAG helps the state hold parents accountable for delinquent child support. 

There are several ways to report this information, visit OAG’s website ( to choose the option that is best for your company. 

It’s not just the law…it’s good business!


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