The State of Tennessee recently passed the “Tennessee Lawful Employment Act”. This law requires most Tennessee employers to utilize the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s E-Verify program to ensure that an employee is authorized to work in the United States. The law’s implementation date is staggered based on an employers’ total number of employees:
- January 1, 2012, for any business with 500 or more employees
- July 1, 2012, for any business with 200 or more employees
- January 1, 2013, for any business with 6 or more employees
|View U.S. State E-Verify Map|
The federal E-Verify 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 at State of Tennessee House Bill No. 1378
Justifacts is Here to Help!
In order to comply with this law, Justifacts recommends that you consult with your legal department. This will help your company determine what changes, if any, need to be made to your hiring process.
Justifacts is a recognized “Designated Agent” for the E-Verify program and can easily integrate this process into your current background screening process. Contact your Justifacts Sales Manager for more information on participating in the E-Verify program.
For further questions about this change, feel free to contact us at (800) 356-6885 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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