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Employers play a critical role in the child support process. As part of our enforcement actions, the Family Support Division will send an Income Withholding Order (IWO) requiring the employer to withhold child support from an employee’s paycheck.

By working with the Family Support Division, employers have a tremendous impact on the lives of the children and families in their communities. More than 70% of child support collections sent to families come from income withholdings.

In addition to the IWO, the office may send the employer the National Medical Support Notice (NMSN) requiring the employer to enroll the employee’s child(ren) in the employer’s health insurance plan.

Employers have other responsibilities in maintaining compliance with the child support programs and federal laws:

  • Report newly hired and re-hired individuals
  • Respond to employment verification requests
  • Submit mandated payments
  • Notify the Family Support Division prior to issuing lump sum payments
  • Report terminated employees with income withholding orders

Please visit the State of Nevada website Information for Employers tab for more detailed information regarding employer’s role, responsibilities and FAQ’s.


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