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E-Verify Expanding in the States---Laws to Impact Hiring Practices in South Carolina, Mississippi and Utah

by Dawn M. Lurie
Greenberg Traurig, LLP - McLean Office

Christina Pitrelli
Greenberg Traurig, LLP - McLean Office

July 22, 2010

Previously published on July 8, 2010

On July 1, 2010, three states -- South Carolina, Mississippi and Utah -- had E-Verify related laws go into effect that will significantly impact the hiring practices of employers. A combination of these types of state law mandates and the Federal Contractor (FAR) EVerify rule (effective September 8, 2009) has significantly increased the number of employers that have registered to use the E-Verify program. Unfortunately, due to inconsistencies found from state to state, the varying laws serve to confuse and overburden employers trying to achieve immigration-related compliance. Participation in E-Verify should be taken very seriously as there are significant responsibilities for employers associated with the program. These include establishing E-Verify related best practices, auditing the company’s I-9 and E-Verify processes, and monitoring the system for abuse and incorrect usage.


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