In 2012, E-Verify requirements became effective in Georgia, Louisiana, South Carolina, Tennessee and Alabama.  Without a doubt, 2013 will bring more state E-Verify mandates for private employers, and E-Verify participation is expected to be a part of any comprehensive immigration reform.  In the meantime, employers in Georgia, North Carolina and Tennessee should pay particular attention to the upcoming 2013 E-Verify participation deadlines in those states:

  • Georgia
    • Employers with at least 100 employees: deadline has passed
    • Employers with 11-99 employees: July 1, 2013
  • North Carolina
    • Employers with at least 500 employees: deadline has passed
    • Employers with 100-499 employees: January 1, 2013
    • Employers with 25-99 employees: July 1, 2013
  • Tennessee
    • Employers with at least 200 employees: deadline has passed
    • Employers with 6-199 employees: January 1, 2013

All employers who have not yet implemented E-Verify or who have only implemented E-Verify in certain states should review the relevant states’ requirements to determine whether they need to revise their E-Verify participation.