California Goes Against the E-Verify Tide
While the Federal Government and many State Governments are passing laws that require E-Verify use by employers, California is, as usual, a little different.
Governor Jerry Brown signed "The Employment Acceleration Act of 2011" into law this week, which prohibits state and local governments in California from passing local mandates that require employers use the E-Verify program to electronically verify the employment eligibility of newly hired employees.
The act prohibits the use of E-Verify:
- As a condition of receiving a state or local government contract;
- As a condition of applying for or maintaining a business license; or
- As a penalty for violation of other laws.
California employers are still required to comply with the federal Employment Eligibility Verification (Form I-9) process, ensuring that they complete and maintain a Form I-9 for all employees.
If you would like more information on electronic Form I-9s, I-9 Auditing, or E-Verify services, contact us at 949-640-4949, firstname.lastname@example.org, or www.formi9.com