On June 23, 2011, Governor Perdue signed HB 36, requiring employers and local governments to begin using E-Verify.
Employers with 500 or more employees must comply by October 1, 2012; 100-499 by January 1, 2013, and 25-99 by July 1, 2013. State agencies and municipalities must also begin using E-Verify by October 1, 2012.
Some exceptions do exist, including exceptions regarding who must be screened. Click here for more details.
South Carolina Enacts Immigration Bill
On June 28, 2011, Governor Haley signed SB 20 which requires in part that employers use E-Verify to check employment eligibility for all employees.
Under the new law, penalties for knowingly employing illegal immigrants will include suspension or revocation of business licenses by the state.
Under HB 440, all SC employers have been required to perform some form of employment eligibility verification since July 2010. Click here for more details on SB 20.
Oklahoma Supreme Court Upholds E-Verify Law
The Oklahoma Supreme Court has upheld the Oklahoma Taxpayer and Citizen’s Protection Act of 2007 (HB 1804).
HB 1804 requires public entities and private contractors to use E-Verify or a similar system to confirm employment eligibility of new hires.
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