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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.


For information regarding the employer’s role and responsibilities, subscribing to the periodic employer newsletter, and viewing a calendar of employer events,  see the California Department of Child Support Services' DCSS Employer Resource Center. Additional information can also be found at the Child Support Directors Association of California's CSDA Employer Information.



To learn more about Employers, please click on one of the following links:


What You Need to Know / State Employer Handbook / Employer Workshop / Employer FAQs



*NOTE:  The information throughout this website is intended to provide general information only. Nothing contained in this website should be construed as legal advice.