Employee Information
Requests for Employee Information

Family Code section 17512

California law requires that upon receipt of a written request from the county child support agency every employer shall cooperate with and provide relevant employment and income information in their possession.

  • Relevant employment and income information shall include, but is not be limited to, all of the following:
    1. Whether the person has or has not been employed by an employer.
    2. The full name of the employee or the first and middle initial and last name of the employee.
    3. The employee's last known residence address.
    4. The employee's date of birth.
    5. The employee's social security number.
    6. The dates of employment.
    7. Current rate of pay
    8. All earnings paid to the employee in the prior tax year.
    9. Other earnings (for definition, see Family Code sec. 5206)
    10. Whether dependent health insurance coverage is available to the employee through employment or membership in a labor organization
  • No employer shall incur any liability for providing this information.
  • The child support agency shall notify the employer of the child support agency case file number.
  • The written request shall include at least three of the following elements regarding the person who is the subject of the inquiry:
    1. First and last name and middle initial, if known
    2. Social security number
    3. Driver's license number
    4. Birth date
    5. Last known address
    6. Spouse's name
  • An employer that fails to provide relevant employment information to the local child support agency within 30 days of receiving a request may be assessed a civil penalty of a maximum of one thousand dollars ($1,000), plus attorneys' fees and costs. Proceedings to impose the civil penalty shall be commenced by the filing and service of an order to show cause.