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North Carolina Governor Signs Mandatory E-Verify Bill

  • June 28, 2011

North Carolina Governor Beverly Perdue has signed into law HB 36, requiring private employers with at least 25 employees and all counties and cities to use E-Verify to verify the work authorization of newly hired employees. E-Verify is an Internet-based system that allows employers to determine the work eligibility of employees by verifying employees’ information against federal databases.

The new law, signed June 23, 2011, requires North Carolina counties and cities to register and participate in E-Verify by October 1, 2011.

Private sector employees with 500 or more employees will be required to participate by October 1, 2012, employers with 100 to 499 employees will be required to participate by January 1, 2013, and employers with 25 to 99 employees will be required to participate by July 1, 2013.

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