NORTH CAROLINA
E-VERIFY LEGISLATION GUIDE

This information was last updated on August 1, 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 Date: January 1, 2007; Oct. 1, 2011
Status: Signed into law August 23, 2006; Signed into law June 23, 2011.
Impact: North Carolina has two E-Verify requirements. Beginning Jan. 1, 2007, all state agencies, offices, and universities were required to use E-Verify to ensure that every employee was legally eligible to work. This statute applies to employees hired on or after January 1, 2007, except for employees of local education agencies hired on or after March 1, 2007.

House Bill 36 requires all employers with 25 or more employees to use E-Verify. The bill becomes effective in four stages:

  1. Oct. 1, 2011: Counties and municipalities must use E-Verify.
  2. Oct. 1, 2012: Employers who employ 500 or more employees must use E-Verify
  3. January 1, 2013 - Employers that employ between 100 and 500 employees must use E-Verify
  4. July 1, 2013 - Employers that employ between 25 and 100 employees must use E-Verify

Additional Information:
North Carolina E-Verify FAQ
House Bill 36 Text