Information for Employers Regarding the Interest Assessment Surcharge for 2011

New York State Minimum Wage is $7.25/Hr.

Need skilled labor? Work with Business Services staff to find the quality workers you need.  Want to set up or expand in New York state?  Review our Labor Market Information or speak with one of our Labor Market Analysts.  The Labor Department offers employers a variety of training grants and tax incentives.

Are you an employer in the construction industry? You must follow the requirements of the Construction Fair Play Act.

New York State employers who are registered with the Unemployment Insurance Division can now access their Unemployment Insurance Employer Home Page online. Click here to logon to the NYS UI Employer Home Page.You will need the Federal Employer Identification Number (FEIN) and Employer Registration Number (ER#) assigned to your entity to access this application. If you do not have an Employer Registration Number, visit our online employer registration page.

NOTE: The way you access your Online Services will change:
The Department of Labor will expand the Unemployment Insurance (UI) Employer Home Page soon. When this occurs, to provide more secure access to your information, we will require that you register for an online account at our Labor Online Services. If you already have an Online Tax Center (OTC) account with the Department of Taxation and Finance, you will not need to register again.  You may login with your OTC username and password. Once the change occurs, the current login page will no longer exist. You will be directed to Labor Online Services to login and access your UI Employer Home Page.

You can now file Form NYS-45, Quarterly Combined Withholding, Wage Reporting, and Unemployment Insurance Return, electronically through the Department of Taxation and Finance's Online Tax Center.

For other employer information, visit the Unemployment Insurance home page.

If you think an employer is committing fraud by misclassifying its workers or is committing violations of New York State laws related to the employment of workers, it is important that you let us know about it. Click here for further information.

If you have a question about an Unemployment Insurance claim filed against your account please call 1-888-890-5090 or write to:
NYS Department of Labor
P.O. Box 15130
Albany, NY 12212-5130

The Process to Request a Federal Employer Identification Number (FEIN) has Changed:

The Internal Revenue Service revised Form SS-4, Application for Employer Identification Number (EIN), to clearly identify the applicant's true owner. Effective January 2010, all mail, fax, phone, and electronic EIN applications must disclose the name and taxpayer identification number of the true "responsible party" for the entity requesting an EIN.  Visit the web pages below for further information.