• New E-Verify Laws Enacted
  • July 8, 2011 | Authors: Susie Kim; Mark J. Newman; Aimee Clark Todd
  • Law Firms: Troutman Sanders LLP - New York Office ; Troutman Sanders LLP - Atlanta Office
  • Over the past six months, we have seen a number of new E-Verify laws enacted in several states. This continues the trend of increased employer compliance requirements and increased enforcement at both the federal and state levels.

    The following is a summary of the new state E-Verify laws. Our complete E-Verify survey can be found at http://www.troutmansanders.com/immigration/.

    • Alabama - Public contractors must use E-Verify starting January 1, 2012, and all employers in Alabama must use E-Verify starting April 1, 2012.

    • Florida - Effective January 4, 2011, and revised May 27, 2011, state agencies that are under the direction of the Governor must require that their contractors use E-Verify for new hires during the term of the contract.

    • Georgia - All employers in Georgia with more than 10 employees must use E-Verify. This provision becomes effective on January 1, 2012, for employers with 500 or more employees; July 1, 2012, for employers with 100 or more employees; and July 1, 2013, for employers with more than 10 employees.

    • Indiana - Employers entering into or renewing public contracts on or after July 1, 2011, must use E-Verify.

    • Minnesota - Minnesota’s E-Verify requirement expired on April 4, 2011, and is no longer in effect.

    • North Carolina - All employers with 25 or more employees must use E-Verify. This provision becomes effective on October 1, 2012, for employers that employ 500 or more employees; January 1, 2013, for employers that employ 100 or more employees; and July 1, 2013, for employers that employ 25 or more employees.

    • Rhode Island - On January 5, 2011, Rhode Island rescinded its requirement that state contractors use E-Verify, therefore it is no longer in effect.

    • Tennessee  - All employers with more than 5 workers must use E-Verify or maintain copies of certain identification documents. This provision becomes effective on January 1, 2012, for employers with 500 or more employees; July 1, 2012, for employers with 200 or more employees; and January 1, 2013, for employers with 6 or more employees.