The Multiple Worksite Report FAQs
Who should complete the Multiple Worksite
Do you meet the following Statewide criteria?
- Do you report your employees under one Unemployment Insurance (UI)
- Are you engaged in multiple economic activities, OR do you have more
than one worksite?
- 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
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
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
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
- Workers assigned to temporary worksites (defined as those
lasting less than 12 months duration)—such as construction sites—or
workers engaged at physically dispersed locations on a routine
basis—such as repair operations in the transportation,
communication, electric, gas, and sanitary services industries.
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
- Workers whose work takes place in the field and, thus, who
are away from the office—such as sales and service representatives.
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
Last Modified Date: October 29, 2009