Income tax withholding. The phrase “Internal Revenue Code” means the federal tax code as amended and in effect on Jan. 1, 2011. (Act 32, L. 2011)
Work authorization. Beginning July 1, 2011, public employers must use E-Verify to check the work status of new hires. In addition, government entities cannot contract with private employers unless those employers are enrolled in E-Verify, and sign affidavits attesting that they don’t knowingly employ unauthorized aliens. Contractors cannot retain unauthorized aliens on their payrolls, and have 30 days to terminate unauthorized aliens. Contractors that miss the 30-day deadline risk termination of their public contracts. Subcontractors must certify that they don’t employ unauthorized aliens to the general contractors, and that they are enrolled in E-Verify. General contractors may terminate the contracts of subcontractors that violate these provisions.
Day laborers (working fewer than three days in the state) who are age 18 or older must file Form I-9s with their employers.
No tax deductions or credits are allowed to employers that aren’t enrolled in E-Verify. In addition, employers that aren’t enrolled in E-Verify and that knowingly employed unauthorized aliens after July 1, 2011, must pay back any unemployment benefits for which these employees become entitled. (Act 590, L. 2011)