E-Verify a Mandate in Four States Starting January
E-Verify is used by the U.S. government to gather information about a foreign employee’s Employment Eligibility Verification and compare it with the information available in their records. If they find any inconsistency in the data, the employer is notified, and the employee is given eight days to sort things out by contacting the correct agencies.
As of January 1, 2013, the new E-Verify laws will come into place in Georgia, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Tennessee.
Each of the four states has slightly different variations of the program.
Georgia: Companies employing more than 10 people have to register for E-Verify by July 1, 2013; while companies with less than 10 employees are exempted from this law.
North Carolina: Companies employing 100 or more people have to register and begin using E-Verify by January 1, 2013.
Tennessee: Companies employing more than 5 employees have to register and begin using E-Verify by January 1st. Also, all private employers with 6-199 employees have to enroll and use E-Verify to validate their new hires before this date.
Pennsylvania: Earlier this year, all public works state contractors had been approved for the use of E-Verify. The new laws will become mandatory for contractors and subcontractors with state public works contracts of $25,000 or over, on January 1, 2013.
According to member of the Reclaim American Jobs Caucus and politician Lamar Smith, there are 7 million illegal aliens working in United States. The E-verify system is a very useful employee background check tool for monitoring US immigration, especially because employers hold a major stake in controlling unauthorized employment.