Overview

For Employers

Employers play a critical role in the child support process. As part of our enforcement actions, the local child support agencies (LCSA) send the employer an Income Withholding Order (IWO) requiring the employer to withhold child support from an employee’s paycheck. LCSAs may also send the employer the National Medical Support Notice (NMSN) requiring the employer to enroll the employee’s child in the employer’s health insurance plan.

By working with the Los Angeles County Child Support Services Department (CSSD) and other LCSAs, employers have a tremendous impact on the lives of the children and families in their communities. Our staff is available to assist employers with any issues and questions that may arise.

Employer Resources

For information regarding the employer’s role and responsibilities, subscribing to the periodic employer newsletter, and viewing a calendar of employer events, visit the California Department of Child Support Services' DCSS Employer Resource Center by clicking the button below.

Additional information can also be found at the Child Support Directors Association of California (CSDA).

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