This information was last updated on July 16, 2008.
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Effective Date: January 1, 2009
Status: Signed into law on July 7, 2008.
Impact: Requires all public employers to enroll and participate in E-Verify or other federal work authorization program. Also requires any business with a state contract or grant in excess of $5,000 or any business receiving state-administered or subsidized tax credit, tax abatement or loan from the state to participate in E-Verify or other federal work authorization program.
Enrollment in E-Verify is optional for employers who do not fall into one of the categories listed above. However, participation in E-Verify is considered an affirmative defense to allegations of hiring unauthorized aliens.
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