Pennsylvania Public Works Contractors and Subcontractors Must Use E-Verify by January 1, 2013

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Pennsylvania E-Verify


The State of Pennsylvania recently passed SB 637. This law requires all Pennsylvania public works contractors and subcontractors to utilize the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s E-verify employment verification program to ensure that an employee is authorized to work in the United States. The law’s implementation date is set for January 1, 2013.

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The federal E-verify employment verification program requires employers to verify the information provided by newly hired employees during the I-9 process against information contained in federal databases maintained by the Department of Homeland Security and the Social Security Administration.

The complete text can be found here: State of Pennsylvania Senate Bill No. 637

Justifacts is Here to Help!

Justifacts recommends that you consult with your legal department to determine what changes, if any, need to be made to your hiring process in order to comply with this law.

Justifacts is a recognized “Designated Agent” for the E-verify program and can easily integrate this process into your current background screening process. Please contact our Sales Manager at Justifacts for more information on participating in the E-verify program.

For further questions about this change, contact us at (800) 356-6885 or email us at


It is important to note that Justifacts is providing this information as a service to our clients. None of the information contained herein should be construed as legal advice, nor is Justifacts engaged to provide legal advice. Although we go to great lengths to make sure our information is accurate and useful, we recommend you consult your attorney or legal department if you want assurance that our information, and your interpretation of it, is appropriate to your particular situation.


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