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.

If you would like to update your information (including your DBA, FEIN, telephone/fax number, email or address) click here.

You may also email us with questions at CSSD-Employer_Inquiries@cssd.lacounty.gov

Employers Only may text questions or inquiries to 323-596-0427.

Employer Resources

Have questions about child support requirements?

View our Employer Workshop Video Library below to see webinar presentations about the requirements.

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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