Alaska Statutes.
Title 25. Marital and Domestic Relations
Chapter 27. Child Support Services Agency
Section 75. Employment Information.
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AS 25.27.075. Employment Information.

(a) An employer doing business in the state shall report to the agency the hiring, rehiring, or return to work of each employee. The report shall be made within the time limits set out in (b) of this section. The report must contain the name, address, and social security number of the newly hired employee, the name and address of the employer, and the identifying number assigned to the employer by the United States Department of the Treasury, Internal Revenue Service. Violation of this subsection does not give rise to a private cause of action.

(b) An employer required to report under (a) of this section shall use the following procedures to make the report:

(1) if the report is submitted magnetically or electronically, the report shall be made in a format mutually agreed upon by the employer and the agency; an employer reporting under this paragraph shall make two transmissions a month, not less than 12 days nor more than 16 days apart; or

(2) if the report is not submitted magnetically or electronically, the report shall be made on a United States Department of the Treasury, Internal Revenue Service, W-4 form or, at the option of the employer, on an equivalent form; an employer reporting under this paragraph shall make the report to the agency not later than 20 days after the date of the hiring, rehiring, or return to work of the employee; the report shall be transmitted by the employer by first class mail.

(c) An employer that does business in this state and that has employees in at least one other state is not required to comply with (a) of this section if, in compliance with the laws of that state, the employer

(1) submits timely magnetic or electronic reports of hires, rehires, or returns to work to the state directory of new hires of another state in which the employer has employees; and

(2) has provided written notification of its election under this subsection to the United States Secretary of Health and Human Services.

(d) In addition to reporting under (a) of this section, an employer of an obligor shall promptly provide to the agency, or the child support enforcement agency of another state, information requested regarding the obligor's compensation, employment, wages or salary, and occupation.

(e) An employer may charge $1 to each employee who is reported to the agency under this section to cover the cost of the reporting.

(f) In addition to other sanctions available under the law, an employer that violates this section is liable for a civil penalty for each failure to meet the requirements of this section of not more than

(1) $10 for each employee who is newly hired, rehired, or newly returned to work; and

(2) $100 if the failure is the result of a conspiracy between the employee and the employer not to supply the required report or to supply a false or incomplete report concerning an employee.

(g) In this section,

(1) "employee" has the meaning given in 26 U.S.C. 3401(c); "employee" does not include an employee of a federal or state agency performing intelligence or counterintelligence functions if the head of that agency has determined that reporting under this section on the employee could endanger the safety of the employee or compromise an ongoing investigation or intelligence mission;

(2) "employer" has the meaning given in 26 U.S.C. 3401(d); "employer" includes a governmental entity and a labor organization;

(3) "labor organization" has the meaning given in 29 U.S.C. 152; "labor organization" includes an entity that is used by the labor organization and another employer to carry out hiring or other requirements described in 29 U.S.C. 158(f)(3) in accordance with an agreement between the labor organization and the other employer.

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