UTAH E-VERIFY LEGISLATION GUIDE

This information was last updated on April 2, 2010.

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.

Senate Bill 81

Effective Date: July 1, 2009
Status: Signed into law March 13, 2008
Impact: Utah's comprehensive immigration bill (S.B. 81) requires public entities to enroll in E-Verify or another employment verification system to verify the eligibility of their new employees. In addition, contractors may not enter into contracts with the state unless they register with and use a verification system to verify the work eligibility of their employees.

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Bill Text

Senate Bill 251

Effective Date: July 1, 2010
Status: Signed into law March 31, 2010
Impact: Utah's Senate Bill 251 requires private employers with 15 or more employees to register with and use a status verification system to verify the federal legal working status of any new employees. It also authorizes the state Department of Commerce to begin publishing a list of businesses participating in E-Verify. Any Utah employer using E-Verify can voluntarily register to be included on the Department of Commerce's list.

The bill was signed by Governor Gary Herbert on March 31, 2010, with the understanding that the bill will be amended so that E-Verify will be voluntary for Utah employers.

Additional Information:
Bill Text
Governor's Press Release