This information was last updated on July 13, 2011.

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Effective Date: January 1, 2012 and April 1, 2012
Status: Signed into law June 9, 2011
Impact: House Bill 56, also known as the Beason-Hammon Alabama Taxpayer and Citizen Protection Act,l requires all Alabama employers to enroll in and use the federal E-Verify program. The law takes effect in two stages:

  1. Effective Jan. 1, 2012, employers with state contracts and subcontracts must provide documentation that they are enrolled and participating in E-Verify.
  2. Effective April 1, 2012, all employers in Alabama must enroll in E-Verify to verify the employment eligibility of their new hires.

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