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Employers Required to Report Rehires

Published: March 20, 2012

On October 21, 2011, President Obama signed the Trade Adjustment Assistance Extension Act of 2011 (Public Law 112-40), which amends section 453A(a)(2) of the Social Security Act, effective April 21, 2012. The law defines a Newly Hired Employee as (i) an employee who has not previously been employed by the employer; (ii) or was previously employed by the employer but has been separated from such prior employment for at least 60 consecutive days.

This is an anti-fraud measure aimed at reducing the number of overpayments to individuals receiving unemployment insurance benefits. For additional information, please see Action Transmittal 11-11.

Last Reviewed: February 25, 2016

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