Employers are essential partners of the Child Support Program. They work cooperatively with the Child Support Program to ensure that children receive regular and consistent financial and medical support.
If a parent has been ordered to pay child support an Income Withholding Order will be issued to their employer with instructions on how to withhold child support. In addition to an Income Withholding Order, an employer may also received a National Medical Support Notice (NMSN). Federal and State law require the employer to enroll an employee in health insurance, if available upon receipt of the NMSN.
Employers are also responsible for reporting any changes in the employment status of an employee, such as, layoff, termination, leave of absence without pay or resignation. Within 10 days of the occurrence the employer should notify the Child Support Unit and provide the last known address and any information available regarding new employment for the employee.
Employers must report any newly hired employees or contractors who live or work in Ohio within 20 days of their start date.
Additional information can be found in the links below or by contacting the agency.