October 27, 2022

New Washington SOC Codes

The state of Washington now requires all companies to provide a Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) code for each employee. As such, when onboarding new employees in Washington going forward, Check will prompt each employer to provide an appropriate SOC code on each employee’s behalf. There is no integration work required on your end. 

If an employee is missing a SOC code, their Onboard Status will remain in ‘needs_attention’ state. While the ‘needs_attention’ state does not interfere with running payroll, Check will need this information by the year-end in order successfully file taxes. 

Check will provide separate guidance by November 1 on how to backfill this information for existing employees in Washington.