TENNESSEE E-VERIFY LEGISLATION GUIDE

This information was last updated on June 12, 2008.

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: Jan. 1, 2008
Status: Signed into law on June 26, 2007
Impact: According to Public Acts, 2007, HB No.729, employers who "knowingly employ, recruit or refer for a fee for employment an illegal alien" are subject to a temporary suspension of their business license; repeat offenders are subject to a one-year suspension. Employers who comply with the requirements of the current I-9 process or who verify new hires through the E-Verify within 14 days of employment are shielded from sanctions.

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