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Help for Employers

Employers play a vital role in helping children receive the financial and medical support they need and deserve. By establishing and maintaining a positive partnership with Child Support Enforcement, together we are able to help our children reach their maximum potential.

Employers are responsible for assisting with child support enforcement in several ways explained in the following sections.

We appreciate the role employer's play in making our children's future brighter.

Income Withholding

The income deduction notice to payor (IDN) instructs employers to garnish from all income due and payable to the employee the amount required by a court or administrative order to satisfy the child support obligation. The IDN to payor also informs the employer that deductions cannot exceed the Consumer Credit Protection Act (CCPA) limits. Deductions may not exceed:

  • 50 percent of the noncustodial parent's disposable earnings where there is a second family

    Note: Second family is defined as a spouse or dependent child(ren) that reside with the noncustodial parent.
  • 60 percent of the noncustodial parent's disposable earnings where there is no second family, and An additional five percent (5%) may be added to either limit if the noncustodial parent's past due amount is equal to or greater than 12 weeks of current support.

An additional five percent (5%) may be added to either limit if the noncustodial parent's past due amount is equal to or greater than 12 weeks of current support.

The IDN remains in effect as long as the support order is effective, until further order of the court or administrative agency, or until CSE notifies the payor of income the IDN is no longer valid.

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New Hire Reporting

Federal and State law requires employers to report newly hired and re-hired employees in Florida to the Florida New Hire Reporting Center. Below you’ll find a short explanation of the new hire process as defined by the Office of Child Support Enforcement.

“New hire reporting is a process by which an employer reports information on newly hired employees to a designated state agency soon after the employee's date of hire. States match new hire reports against their child support records to locate parents, establish a child support order, or enforce an existing order. The state transmits its new hire reports to the National Directory of New Hires (NDNH). The NDNH is a database maintained by the Federal Office of Child Support Enforcement that contains new hire, quarterly wage, and unemployment information provided by State Child Support agencies, State Employment Security agencies, and federal agencies. State agencies operating Employment Security and Workers' Compensation Programs may use state new hire information to detect and prevent erroneous benefit payments. States can also conduct matches between the new hire database and other state programs to prevent unlawful or erroneous public assistance payments”.
Source: OCSE

Link to Florida new hire reporting center:
https://newhire.state.fl.us/fl-newhire/

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Terminations

When an individual who pays child support terminates employment with your company, it is important to communicate this information to CSE. This prevents our office from making unnecessary telephone calls to your company inquiring why payments are no longer being received. Employee terminations can be reported by dialing 1-866-435-2763, from 7:00am to 6:30pm. You may also report this information through our website by using the Employer Termination Reporting Form.

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