Barely two months into the 2009-2010 session, the North Carolina General Assembly has already introduced a profusion of employment-related bills.
By comparison, the 2007-2008 session produced only a handful of employment-related bills of significance, and no groundbreaking laws were passed.
Employers should keep a watchful eye on several bills that already appear to have strong support this new legislative year.
Requiring E-Verify use
As we predicted last September (see “Prepare for possible changes in employment eligibility verification” ), identical bills have been reintroduced in the state House (H344) and Senate (S32) that would require private employers to use the federal E-Verify program when hiring new employees.
Through E-Verify, employers can compare employment eligibility information provided by an employee on a Form I-9 against databases maintained by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the...(register to read more)