Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages

The Multiple Worksite Report FAQs

Who should complete the Multiple Worksite Report?

Do you meet the following Statewide criteria?

  1. Do you report your employees under one Unemployment Insurance (UI) account number?
  2. Are you engaged in multiple economic activities, OR do you have more than one worksite?
  3. Do you have a total of 10 or more employees total in all your secondary worksites combined (the primary worksite is the worksite with the greatest number of employees and all remaining worksites are secondary worksites)?

If you answered yes to all of the above questions, then you should complete the Multiple Worksite Report form.

If you are still uncertain whether you meet the requirements for Multiple Worksite reporting, you should contact the State Employment Security Agency where you file the Quarterly Contribution Report for State Unemployment Insurance for your business.

What is a worksite?

A worksite is an economic unit, generally at a single physical location, where business is conducted or where services or industrial operations are performed. Examples of worksites:

My company is in the restaurant business and has various sites throughout the State. I must move employees to and from locations depending on worksite demands. How do I report these people on the MWR form?

The employer may assign the employee to a physical location where either the employee spends most of his or her time or where the employee is supervised or receives control. The employee should be counted one time at one location.

Our company has facilities in a number of States. Should I file a MWR for each State in which we have employees?

Not necessarily. Each UI account and each State is viewed separately. Thus, the Multiple Worksite Report should be filed in each State in which your operations meet the BLS criteria.

For example, multiple worksite reporting is not required if an employer has only one location in another State or if an employer has several operations within a State and the total employment of the secondary worksites combined is less than 10. Similarly, if an employer has multiple locations in a State but all are covered by different UI account numbers, then the employer does not have to file the MWR for any of these accounts in that State.

How do I determine the correct establishment location for employees who work at off-site locations?

Workers should be reported at the permanent main or branch office, terminal, etc., that is directly responsible for their supervision, or reported at the base from which they operate to carry out their activities.

Workers should be reported at the permanent main or branch offices from which they are supervised or based. However, sales workers who operate out of their homes and have no office or home base located within their State should be combined into one unit (worksite) with a Reporting Unit Description (RUD) of "Sales Representative, Statewide".

For any other questions, please send an email to the MWRweb Help Desk

Last Modified Date: October 29, 2009

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