E-Verify State Map

E-Verify State Map

Alabama

Effective Starting Date: January 1, 2012 (contractors) April 1, 2012 (other employers)

Covered Entities: All Alabama employers must enroll in E-Verify by April 1, 2012 and verify the work eligibility of all new hires. Employers must attest to not employing an unauthorized alien as a condition of being awarded any government contract, grant or incentive.

Alaska

No current E-Verify requirements.

Arizona

Effective Starting Date: January 1, 2008

Covered Entities: All Arizona employers must participate in E-Verify after December 31, 2007.

Arkansas

No current E-Verify requirements.

California

Effective Starting Date: October 9, 2011

Covered Entities: Assembly Bill 1236 “the Employment Acceleration Act of 2011,” which prohibits the state of California and any of its cities, counties, or special districts from requiring an employer (other than a government entity) to use E-Verify as a condition of receiving a government contract, applying for or maintaining a business license, or as a penalty for violating licensing or other similar laws. California employers may use E-Verify on a voluntary basis or as required by federal contracts.

Colorado

Effective Starting Date: May 13, 2008

Covered Entities: Contractors who have a public contract for services with state agencies or political subdivisions must certify that they do not knowingly employ or contract an unauthorized worker. Contractor must also certify that it uses either: 1) E-Verify or 2) Colorado Department of Labor program.

Connecticut

No current E-Verify requirements.

Delaware

No current E-Verify requirements.

Florida

Effective Starting Date: May 27, 2011

Covered Entities: State agencies, contractors and subcontractors. All state agencies must:
(1) Verify the employment eligibility of all new agency employees through the E-Verify system
(2) Include an express requirement that state contractors utilize the E-Verify system for all new employees hired by the contractor during the contract term
(3) Include an express requirement that contractors require their subcontractors to utilize the E-Verify system for all new employees hired by the subcontractor during the contract term.

Georgia

Effective Starting Date: January 1, 2012

Covered Entities: Public employers, contractors and subcontractors to a public employer and all private employers must use E-Verify for all new hires following a phased- in schedule:

On or before January 1, 2012:
Employers with 500 or more employees

On or before July 1, 2012:
Employers with more than 100 but fewer than 500 employees

On or before July 1, 2013:
Employers with between 11 and 99 employees
(Private employers with 10 or fewer employees are exempt from the E-Verify requirement.)

Hawaii

No current E-Verify requirements.

Idaho

Effective Starting Date: July 1, 2009

Covered Entities: All state agencies.

State agencies should use procedures to verify and ensure that all new employees with any agency of the State of Idaho are eligible for employment under federal and state law.

Illinois

Effective Starting Date: January 1, 2010

Covered Entities: All employers

Prior to voluntarily enrolling in E-Verify, employers are urged to consult the Illinois Department of Labor’s website for current information regarding the accuracy of the program. Additionally, employers are encouraged to review and understand their legal responsibilities relating to the use of the E-Verify Program. Furthermore, the Act prohibits the misuse of E-Verify and places certain training and record keeping requirements on the employer.

The Act requires an employer using the E-Verify Program to attest on a form prescribed by the Department that:
1) Employer and all employees using the E-Verify Program have received the E-Verify training materials and completed the online computer-based training (CBT) provided by DHS.
2) Employer has posted in a place that is clearly visible the required notice from DHS indicating that the company is enrolled in the E-Verify Program.
3) Employer maintains the original signed attestation form, as well as all CBT certificates of completion and makes them available for copying and inspection at the request of the Department.

Indiana

Effective Starting Date: July 1, 2011

Covered Entities: State and local governments, and their contractors

State and local governments, and their contractors, will have to use E-Verify to check the employment eligibility of all new hires.

Iowa

No current E-Verify requirements.

Kansas

No current E-Verify requirements.

Kentucky

No current E-Verify requirements.

Louisiana

Effective Starting Date: August 15, 2011

Covered Entities:
1) All private contractors who bid on or enter into a contract with a state or local public entity must use E-Verify.
2) All private employers must either use E-Verify or keep copies of certain identity and work authorization documents.

Maine

No current E-Verify requirements.

Maryland

No current E-Verify requirements.

Michigan

No current E-Verify requirements.

Minnesota

Effective Starting Date: July 20, 2011

Covered Entities: State contractor or subcontractor with a contract for services valued in excess of $50,000 must certify that the vendor and all subcontractors have implemented or are in the process of implementing the E-Verify program for all newly hired employees who will perform work on behalf of the state of Minnesota. This section does not apply to contracts entered into by the State Board of Investment.

Mississippi

Effective Starting Date: July 1, 2008

Covered Entities: All employers in Mississippi must use E-Verify using the following phased-in schedule:
July 1, 2008 – All public employers, all public contractors and subcontractors, and private employers 250 or more employees.
July 1, 2009 – Private employers with between 100 and 250 employees.
July 1, 2010 – Private employers with between 30 and 99 employees.
July 1, 2011 – All private employers

Missouri

Effective Starting Date: January 1, 2009

Covered Entities: All public employers, any business with a state contract or grant in excess of $5,000 or any business receiving state-administered or subsidized tax credit, tax abatement or loan from the state must participate in E-Verify.

Montana

No current E-Verify requirements.

Nebraska

Effective Starting Date: October 1, 2009

Covered Entities: State agencies, public contractors and businesses qualifying for state tax incentive programs are required to use E-Verify system on all new employees physically performing services in Nebraska.

Nevada

No current E-Verify requirements.

New Hampshire

No current E-Verify requirements.

New Jersey

No current E-Verify requirements.

New Mexico

No current E-Verify requirements.

New York

No current E-Verify requirements.

North Carolina

Effective Starting Date: October 1, 2011 for all public employers. Private employers of 25 or more to be phased in using schedule below.

Covered Entities: Law became effective for County and City Employers as of October 1, 2011. Private employers will be required to participate in E-verify for all new hires according to the following schedule:
October 1, 2012 for employers that employ 500 or more employees.
January 1, 2013 for employers that employ 100 or more but less than 500 employees.
July 1, 2013 for employers that employ 25 or more but less than 100 employees.

North Dakota

No current E-Verify requirements.

Ohio

No current E-Verify requirements.

Oklahoma

Effective Starting Date: November 1, 2007 for public employers and July 1, 2008 for state contractors.

Covered Entities: All state and local government agencies and private employers with government contracts are required to use E-verify for all new hires.

Oregon

No current E-Verify requirements.

Pennsylvania

Effective Starting Date: January 1, 2013.

Covered Entities: All Pennsylvania public works contractors and subcontractors are required to utilize E-verify to ensure that an employee is authorized to work in the United States.

Rhode Island

No current E-Verify requirements.

South Carolina

Effective Starting Date: Jan. 1, 2012

Covered Entities: All employers by January 1, 2012.

All employers are required to enroll in the E-Verify system beginning January 1, 2012 and to verify the legal status of all new employees through E-Verify within three business days of hiring.

South Dakota

No current E-Verify requirements.

Tennessee

Effective Starting Date: January 1, 2012

Covered Entities: All employers w/ 6 or more employees using the following phased-in schedule:
01/01/12 for any business w/ 500 or more employees
07/01/12 for any business w/ 200 or more employees
01/01/13 for any business w/ 6 or more employees.

Texas

No current E-Verify requirements.

Utah

Effective Starting Date: July 1, 2010

Covered Entities: All private employer who employs 15 or more employees

Must register and use everify for all new hires. Exception given to private employers of foreign nationals with visas classified as H-2A or H-2B.

Vermont

No current E-Verify requirements.

Virginia

Effective Starting Date: December 1, 2012

Covered Entities: State employers.

All state agencies must enroll in the E-Verify Program and use it for each newly hired employee who is to perform work within the Commonwealth.

Washington

No current E-Verify requirements.

West Virginia

No current E-Verify requirements.

Wisconsin

No current E-Verify requirements.

Wyoming

No current E-Verify requirements.

This document has last updated on 8/2/2013

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