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.