As an employer, who should I report and when should I report them?

Employers are required to report the following employees within 20 days of hire or rehire:

New Employees: Employers must report all employees who reside or work in the State of Washington to whom the employer anticipates paying earnings. Employees should be reported even if they work only one day and are terminated (prior to the employer fulfilling the new hire reporting requirement).

Rehired or Recalled Employees: Employers must report an employee who returns to work after a 60-day period of non-work. This includes employees who return to work after being laid off, furloughed, separated, granted a leave without pay, or terminated from employment.

Temporary Employees: Temporary agencies are responsible for reporting any employee who they hire to report for an assignment. Employees need to be reported only once; they do not need to be resubmitted each time they
report to a new client. They do need to be reported as a rehire if the worker has a break in service or gap in wages from your company.