The Trade Adjustment Assistance Extension Act of 2011 (PUblic Law 112-40), which amends Section 453A (a) (2) of the Social Security Act, includes a revised definition of “newly hired employee” to include any worker:
1. not previOusly employed by the employer; or
2. previously employed by the employer but separated from such prior employment for at least 60 consecutive days.
As of April 21, 2012, you must report to your state agency as a new category, those former employees whom you re-employed after they were separated for more than 60 days. All previous new-hire requirements (New Hire Reports / New Hire Reporting) remain in place.