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Lake County, Ohio - Job and Family Services

Employer Resources

    Employer Resources

    If you're an Ohio employer... The Lake County Child Support Division welcomes you. This section is dedicated to addressing questions you may have concerning your role in the child support process.

    In Ohio, the Child Support Program is state supervised and county administered.

    Click here for State Office of Child Support Employer Information and Resource page.

    Employer Responsibilities Summary

    Income Withholding:

    • To withhold the correct amount of income for the length of the support obligation or face penalties.
    • Must honor an income withholding order/notice from another state.
    • Must remit monies to Ohio Child Support Payment Central (OCSPC) in a timely manner.
    • Must keep employment information up-to-date and report to the local Child Support Enforcement Division (CSED) when an employee will receive a lump sum payment of $150 dollars or more, is temporarily off work or terminates employment.

    Medical insurance:

    • On notice from the CSED, withhold monies for medical insurance for the children, if available.
    • Failure to enroll the employee on request by the CSED may prompt contempt charges by the court.
    • Must inform the CSED of any health insurance coverage changes, including termination of coverage.

    New Hire:

    • To have the information remain confidential.
    • Report new hires and rehires in a timely manner or face penalties.
    • Participate in the New Hire program inclusive of the electronic data match requirements.

    Fact Sheet:
    Income Provider

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