Under Minnesota Unemployment Insurance Law, every individual or organization that pays covered wages in Minnesota must register with the Minnesota Unemployment Insurance (UI) Program. Registration should be done as soon as possible after first wages are paid for covered employment in Minnesota.

Registration must occur prior to the due date of the first quarterly wage detail report that the employer is required to submit. However, do not register until covered wages have actually been paid. Refer to the Employer Handbook for information about Who Needs to Register and How to Register.

Visit the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development's website for a list of other business resources.

Federal and State Registration Resources

Federal Employer Identification Number (FEIN)

Information on how and where to obtain a Federal Employer Identification Number

Minnesota Secretary of State

Information on how and where to register a business in Minnesota.

Minnesota Department of Revenue

Information on how and where to obtain a Minnesota Withholding Tax Identification Number

Minnesota New Hire Reporting

Information to help employers comply with Federal and State laws about reporting newly hired and re-hired employees in Minnesota to the Minnesota New Hire Reporting Center