Pennsylvania Enacts E-Verify Bill

Governor Corbett has signed Act No. 127 (formerly Senate Bill 637), The Public Works Employment Verification Act, requiring Pennsylvania state public works contractors and subcontractors to begin using E-Verify.

Public works contractors and subcontractors must comply by January 1, 2013.

Failure to use E-Verify to ensure that employees are legally able to work in the U.S. can lead to a number of sanctions. This includes:

  • First violation: Warning letter sent and posted on department’s website.
  • Second violation: Debarment from public works for 30 days.
  • Third and subsequent violations: Debarment from public works for 180 days to 1 year.
  • Willful violation: Debarment from public works for 3 years.
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