“New Jersey Job Protections Act” Would Require Use Of E-Verify By New Jersey Employers

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In January 2014, both the Senate and Assembly introduced bills (S354 and A101) that would require all New Jersey employers to use the federal “E-Verify” system to check the employment eligibility of each new hire, within 90 days of the date of hire. The bill would establish a graduated penalty system against any employer that knowingly employs unauthorized aliens. Previous legislative attempts to mandate the use of E-Verify in New Jersey failed in the 2008, 2010, and 2012 legislative sessions.

Note: This article was published in the February 2014 issue of the New Jersey eAuthority.