What’s your responsibility under the new Georgia immigration law?

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The Georgia Security and Immigration Compliance Act (GSICA), signed into law last April, imposes numerous responsibilities on employers. Although the law focuses primarily on public employers and contractors, some of the less-publicized aspects of the law will affect private employers, too.

Certain provisions take effect July 1, 2007, but employers should prepare now by learning which aspects of the law apply to them, what they must do to comply and when they must be in compliance.

For public employers, size matters. The law doesn’t consider all of Georgia state government as one entity. It specifically defines the term “public employer” as “every department, agency, or instrumentality of the state or political subdivision of the state.”

As of July 1, 2007, all public agencies, regardless of size, must register and participate in the electronic federal work authorization program to verify work verification documents f...(register to read more)

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