GEORGIA
E-VERIFY LEGISLATION GUIDE

This information was last updated on May 19, 2011.

PLEASE NOTE: The following is presented as general educational information. It is not legal advice, either express or implied. Consultation with legal counsel is recommended for all employment law matters. This information is subject to change without notice.

Effective Dates: July 1, 2007; Jan. 1, 2012
Status: SB 529 signed into law April 17, 2006; HB 87 signed into law May 13, 2011.
Impact:Georgia has two E-Verify bills.

  1. SB 529, signed in 2006 and effective July 1, 2007, requires public employers and any contractors and subcontractors to a public employer use E-Verify. Employers with 500+ employees had to register by July 1, 2007, those with 100+ by July 1, 2008, and all public employers had to register by July 1, 2009.
  2. HB 87, passed in 2011, requires E-Verify for all Georgia employers with more than 10 employees. The bill takes effect in three stages:

Additional Information:
Georgia E-Verify Press Release
HB 87