Several State E-Verify Mandates Take Effect July 1

by Tom Ahearn June 30, 2009

On July 1, 2009, several state E-Verify mandates will go into effect for employers in Georgia, Mississippi, South Carolina, and Utah. Below is a quick summary of these new state requirements as of July 1, 2009:

Georgia:

All state contractors and subcontractors must use E-Verify if the contract is for the physical performance of services within the state of Georgia. Previously, only state contractors with 100 or more employees were impacted.

Mississippi:

All employers with 100 employees or more must participate in E-Verify. This law will expand to include employers with 30 or more employees in July 2010 and all employers in July 2011.

South Carolina:

All employers with 100 employees or more must either participate in E-Verify or only hire employees who possess or qualify for a South Carolina driver’s license (or other state license with similarly strict requirements). This law will expand to include all employers in July 2010.

Utah:

State contractors and subcontractors must use E-Verify or the Social Security Number Verification Service (SSNVS) if the contract is for the physical performance of services within the state of Utah.

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