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Don’t forget—New rules in place for new hires

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As of July 1, Georgia public employers and the contractors and subcontractors that provide services and goods for public employers are required to comply with the Georgia Security and Immigration Compliance Act of 2006.

The Georgia Department of Labor has promulgated new rules requiring employers to provide employment eligibility verification to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. For more information and copies of the required forms, go to

Of course, all Georgia employers must participate in the Georgia New Hire Reporting Program, required under the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act. The law is intended to expedite child-support collections and requires all employers and labor organizations doing business in Georgia to report all employees who live or work in Georgia. New employees must be reported, even if they work just one day and are terminated.

Employers also must report rehires, including workers returning to work after being laid off, furloughed, placed on unpaid leave or who are off seasonally and return to work. For more information on the Georgia New Hire Reporting Program, including information about online or electronic reporting, go to

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