NEBRASKA E-VERIFY LEGISLATION GUIDE

This information was last updated on Oct. 5, 2009.

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 Date: October 1, 2009
Status: Signed by Governor Dave Heineman April 8, 2009.
Impact: The bill requires:

  1. All public employers must confirm the employment eligibility of their new hires using the E-Verify system.
  2. All contracts between a public employer and a contractor include a provision requiring the contractor to use E-Verify to confirm the work eligibility of their new employees.
  3. Businesses seeking certain Nebraska business tax incentives to use E-Verify to check the employment eligibility status of new hires. The above requirements are not retroactive in application, therefore current employees and existing contracts are not affected.

The above requirements are not retroactive in application, therefore current employees and existing contracts are not affected.

Additional Information:
Text of Legislation
Governor's Press Release