Bill Would Make Construction Firms Use E-Verify

Members of the House Labor and Industry Committee, June 20, unanimously voted to send to the House a bill requiring construction industry employers to participate in the federal E-Verify Program (EVP) and federal Social Security Number Verification Service (NVS), reports State Rep. Jim Cox (R-129)

House Bill 380 would require employers to verify through NVS the Social Security numbers of current employees, and within three days of the first day of employment, use EVP to determine the eligibility of new hires. The bill states that if an employer is found to knowingly hire an individual not verified through the programs, the Secretary of Labor and Industry can forfeit all licenses or certifications for up to 90 days for a second violation and for up to three years for a subsequent violation. A first violation is considered a warning. 

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