On July 1, 2010, three states -- South Carolina, Mississippi
and Utah -- had E-Verify related laws go into effect that will significantly
impact the hiring practices of employers. A combination of these types of state
law mandates and the Federal Contractor (FAR) EVerify rule (effective September
8, 2009) has significantly increased the number of employers that have
registered to use the E-Verify program. Unfortunately, due to inconsistencies
found from state to state, the varying laws serve to confuse and overburden
employers trying to achieve immigration-related compliance. Participation in
E-Verify should be taken very seriously as there are significant responsibilities
for employers associated with the program. These include establishing E-Verify
related best practices, auditing the company's I-9 and E-Verify processes, and
monitoring the system for abuse and incorrect usage.
View or download the entire
article by Dawn M. Lurie of Greenberg Traurig by clicking on the
Attachment: link at
the top of the post.