Alabama's New Hire Act of 1997 requires all employers to report the name, address, and Social Security number of each new employee to the state (AL Code Sec. 25-11-1). Employers with five or more employees must report new hires electronically via the Internet. Employers with fewer than five employees may report electronically or by mailing or faxing a copy of the employee’s W-4 form. Employers must also report the rehire of any employee who was previously laid off, furloughed, terminated, or placed on leave without pay. Failure to report as required can result in the assessment of fines against the employer.
Last reviewed April 2017.