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E-Verify Compliance: Final Phase 2013

map of U.S.Georgia and North Carolina will implement the final phase of their respective E-verify programs.

Effective July 1st, 2013, all private employers in Georgia with 11 or more employees are required to use E-verify to confirm employment eligibility for New Hires. According to Georgia law, HB 87, employers found in violation will be subject to imprisonment up to 12 months and/or a fine of up to $1,000.

 Likewise, North Carolina employers with 25 or more employees must verify employment using E-verify. For the first violation, the North Carolina Commissioner will order the employer to file a signed sworn affidavit within three business days stating that the employer has requested a verification of work authorization through E-verify. Failure to submit the affidavit may result in a fine of $10,000. For the second violation, the employer is required to pay a civil penalty of $1,000, regardless of the number of employees in violation. On the third violation, the employer is required to pay $2,000 for each employed, unauthorized alien in violation.

 E-verify Implementation Timeframe


  • Effective 01/01/12: Mandatory participation for private employers with 500 or more employees.
  • Effective 07/01/12: Mandatory participation for private employers with 100-499 employees.
  • Effective 07/01/13: Mandatory participation for private employers with 11-99 employees.

 North Carolina

  • Effective 10/01/12: Mandatory participation for employers with 500 or more employees.
  • Effective 01/01/13: Mandatory participation for employers with 100-499 employees.
  • Effective 07/01/13: Mandatory participation for employers with 25-99 employees.

 What is E-Verify?

E-Verify is an Internet-based system operated by the Federal government that allows participating employers to verify electronically the employment eligibility of their newly hired employees. E-Verify is operated by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in partnership with the Social Security Administration (SSA) via the U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services (USCIS) website.

To use E-Verify, an employer is required to register online and accept the electronic Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), which specifies the responsibilities of the SSA, USCIS and the employer. E-Verify also features a new Photo Screening Tool, which will allow an employer to validate the photo on each new hire’s Employment Authorization Document (EAD) or Permanent Resident Card (“Green Card”) against the images stored in DHS immigration databases.

Mandatory E-verify Compliance for Private Employers (2013)


  • Alabama
  • Arizona
  • Georgia
  • Louisiana
  • Mississippi  
  • North Carolina
  • South Carolina
  • Tennessee
  • Utah

New Poster Requirements for 2012

Employers, are you prepared for 2012? During 2011, the Department of Labor (DOL) introduced several new poster requirements effective January 1, 2012. Additionally, several states issued legislation altering state posters pertaining to benefits, minimum wage and safety regulations.

 Workplace posters  inform employees and employers of their rights and responsibilities. Employers must post mandatory workplace posters in areas clearly visible to the majority of their employees (i.e., break rooms, hallway, and entrances/exits).



  • NLRB- Employee’s Right to Unionize  (effective April 30, 2012 *Second delay in implementation*)


All state posters listed below must be updated by January 1, 2012. 

  • Arizona – Minimum Wage and ADOSH (Safety and Health)
  • California: San Francisco – Minimum Wage
  • Colorado – Minimum Wage
  • Connecticut – Paid Sick Leave
  • Florida – Minimum Wage
  • Illinois –  Workers’ Compensation
  • Montana – Minimum Wage 
  • Maine –  Child Labor notice and Minimum Wage
  • New Jersey – Recordkeeping Obligations for wages, benefits, and taxes
  • New Hampshire – Minimum Wage
  • Nevada – Fair Employment and Discrimination Notice
  • Oklahoma – Workers’ Compensation
  • Ohio – Minimum Wage
  • Oregon – Minimum Wage and FMLA
  • Utah – Unemployment Insurance
  • Vermont – Minimum Wage
  • Washington – Minimum Wage