State Immigration Laws

Private employers in Georgia with 11 – 99 employees must register with the federal electronic employment eligibility verification program — known as E-Verify — by July 1, 2013.

Enrollment and use of E-Verify for new hires is tied to a businesses license, occupational tax certificate or other document required to operate a business in Georgia.  

Ever wonder who else is participating in E-Verify, the electronic employment eligibility program?  Now you can find out.  U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) provides access to their participating employer database through the E-Verify Employers Search Tool.  While there are some limitations, the search tool covers currently enrolled employers and federal contractors in E-Verify

I thought it would be helpful to spend some time recapping which states mandate E-Verify for private employers.  I stress “private” because states also mandate the use of E-Verify by public employers, in other words, employers who have a contract with the state, but that’s a topic for another day.  One interesting point in the

 A federal district court in Missouri issued a preliminary injunction blocking the enforcement of a voter-approved law that would have required businesses in Springfield, MO to use E-Verify to confirm the work authorization of all employees. The law requires the city’s Finance Department to enforce its provisions by penalizing businesses for noncompliance. The city government