Legislation and Compliance Update - Georgia and Indiana Pass Laws Requiring Employers to Utilize E-Verify

By Michael Klazema on 5/20/2011

Both Georgia and Indiana have enacted laws requiring some or all employers in their states to being using E-Verify to check the work eligibility status of new employees.


In Indiana, starting July 1, 2011, all state agencies and political subdivisions will be required to use the federal E-Verify program to check the work eligibility status of all new employees.


In Georgia, all employers with more than 10 employees must begin using E-Verify to check the work eligibility status of new employees.  All employers with 500 or more employees must begin by January 1, 2012; 100-499 employees by July 1, 2012 and 10-99 by July 1, 2013.


Please note that state agencies, contractors and subcontractors in the state of Georgia have been required to utilize E-Verify for some time.  This law updates this requirement to include all employers with more than 10 employees.


If you would like more information about how this update may affect your employment screening program and how can help, please contact us.

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