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Friday, October 26, 2012

Compliance Update: North Carolina E-Verify Laws Went Into Effect October 1, 2012


E-Verify, the government system that allows employers and designated agents of employers, to compare information on the "Form I-9" to the Department of Homeland Security and Social Security Administration to confirm employment eligibility, is now a requirement for some employers in the state of North Carolina.

The North Carolina General Assembly passed E-Verify legislation that became effective October 1, 2012 and will be phased in, until fully implemented, on July 1, 2013. Here's what you need to know:

  • ·         October 1, 2012: Employers with 500 or more employees will be required to use E-Verify for NEW hires.
  • ·         January 1, 2013: Employers with 100 or more employers will be required to use E-Verify for NEW hires.
  • ·         July 1, 2013: Employers with 25 or more employees will be required to use E-Verify for NEW hires.

At this time, employers who hire seasonal workers for less than 90 days within a 12 month period, and employers with less than 24 employees, are not required to utilize E-Verify.

For quick reference, check out this link from the National Conference of State Legislatures, which breaks down E-Verify requirements by state: http://www.ncsl.org/issues-research/immig/e-verify-faq.aspx#9.

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