NJDOL Issues Guidance to Employers on “No Match” Letters

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  • March 19, 2020

NJDOL and Attorney General Issue Guidance to Employers on “No Match” Letters

Last March, the U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA) began sending tens of thousands of employers  “Employer Correction Request” and “no-match” letters when some of their employees’ names and Social Security numbers in their Form W-2s didn’t match what’s on file with the SSA.

On March 9, 2020 Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal,  DOL and Workforce Development Commissioner Robert Asaro-Angelo and Division on Civil Rights Director Rachel Wainer Apter issued  guidance for employers:

“The State’s guidance advises employers to avoid taking adverse action against an employee – including laying off, suspending, firing or discriminating against the individual – based solely on the fact that the worker’s name is listed in a no-match letter.  It also notes that an adverse action could violate state and federal law and subject employers to legal consequences.”

Find out more about the guidance to employers and how to proceed after receiving a SSA “no-match” letter here:

https://www.nj.gov/oag/newsreleases20/pr20200309a.html

Or contact the Division of Wage and Hour Compliance with any questions:  (609) 292-2305