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E-Verify Laws by State

Author: Melissa A. Silver, XpertHR Legal Editor

Several states have passed mandatory E-Verify laws that require businesses to confirm the work eligibility of all new hires using the federal electronic verification system. Employers must take note because a failure to follow these mandatory measures can lead to stringent sanctions.

The following chart shows the states with mandatory E-Verify laws that apply to private employers, as well as state contractors and subcontractors. Some statutes, like Arizona's law, apply to all employers. Meanwhile, other states have narrower measures.