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North Carolina Legislature Passes Mandatory E-Verify Bill

  • June 22, 2011

The North Carolina Legislature has passed a bill that requires private employers with more than 25 employees, all counties, and all cities to use the federal E-Verify program to verify the work authorization of newly hired employees.  The bill, HB 36, passed on Saturday, June 18, 2011, now goes to Governor Bev Perdue for signature. 

If signed by the Governor, the bill would require 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 or more employees, by January 1, 2013; and employers with 25 or more employees, by July 1, 2013.

E-Verify is an Internet-based system that allows employers to determine the work eligibility of employees by verifying employees’ information against federal databases.

A link to the ratified bill can be found here: http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/Sessions/2011/Bills/House/PDF/H36v7.pdf.

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