Tennessee Governor Signs Law Requiring Businesses to Begin Using E-Verify

By Michael Klazema on 6/21/2011

Under this new law, virtually all employers will be required to use E-Verify or to maintain documentation of legal residency or valid U.S. residency.

Government entities and private employers with more than 500 employees must comply by January 1, 2012. Private employers with 200-499 employees must comply by July 1, 2012. All employers with more than 6 employees must comply by January 1, 2013.

Penalties for non-compliance include $500 civil penalty, plus $500 per worker not verified for a first offense. Monetary penalties increase up to $2500 for the civil penalty plus $2500 per worker not verified. Additional sanctions may be imposed. For additional information on this legislation, please visit

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