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Public employers, contractors must use DHS verification system

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The Georgia Department of Labor recently issued rules on compliance with the Georgia Security and Immigration Compliance Act of 2006, which requires all public employers and employers with state contracts to electronically verify workers’ employment eligibility.

The new rules require employers to use the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) electronic Employment Eligibility Verification/E-Verify Program to verify the status of workers.

The requirements take effect July 1, 2008, for covered employers with 100 or more employees. Employers with fewer than 100 employees must comply by July 1, 2009. Employers with 500 or more workers have had to comply since July 1, 2007.

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