Earlier this year, we alerted Georgia and Tennessee employers to new state immigration laws which, among other things, address employer use of the federal E-Verify program to confirm the legal status and identity of new hires. As the new year approaches, large employers should prepare to comply with applicable employment verification requirements for new hires, in addition to those procedures mandated by federal law.
Effective January 1, 2012, all Georgia employers with 500 or more employees will be required to comply with the new law, including the mandatory use of the E-Verify system for all new hires. Employers with 100 or more (but fewer than 500) employees have a little more time to prepare, but are next in line with an effective date of July 1, 2012, while employers with more than ten employees must enroll in E-Verify by July 1, 2013. For more information regarding the requirements under the new immigration and employment law, please see our previous alert, Georgia’s New Immigration Law Mandates Electronic Government Verification For New Hires.
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