• Louisiana Legislature Kicks Immigration Compliance up A Notch or Two
  • July 27, 2011 | Authors: Laurie M. Chess; Mary Ellen Jordan
  • Law Firms: Jones, Walker, Waechter, Poitevent, Carrère & Denègre L.L.P. - Miami Office ; Jones, Walker, Waechter, Poitevent, Carrère & Denègre L.L.P. - New Orleans Office
  • The Louisiana legislature passed recently two laws aimed at immigration compliance which have the effect of: (1) requiring employers and subcontractors that do business with the State to use E-Verify; and (2) giving employers that are not required to use E-Verify a “safe harbor” from immigration penalties if they choose to use E-Verify. Both bills were signed into law by Governor Bobby Jindal on July 6th, 2011, and will take effect on August 15th, 2011. So Louisiana employers have a little less than a month to prepare for compliance.