January 1 marks major deadline for North Carolina E-Verify law

by Richard L. Rainey

North Carolina’s law requiring employers and local governments to use the federal E-Verify system when hiring new employees is taking effect in phases. January 1 is the next effective date.

The requirement to use E-Verify begins January 1 for employers with at least 100 but fewer than 500 employees in North Carolina. For employers with at least 25 but fewer than 100 employees in North Carolina, the requirement will start on July 1. Employers with 500 or more North Carolina employees had to begin using the system on October 1, 2012.

In determining the effective date on which to comply, employers should consider only the number of employees who work in North Carolina. For example, if your company employs 500 employees nationwide but only 75 in North Carolina, you must begin complying with the E-Verify law on July 1. For more information, consult the North Carolina Department of Labor’s list of frequently asked questions and answers.

Richard L. Rainey is a partner of Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, P.L.L.C., in the firm’s Charlotte, North Carolina, office and the editor of North Carolina Employment Law Letter. He can be reached at rrainey@wcsr.com.

About North Carolina Employment Law Letter:
Excerpted from North Carolina Employment Law Letter and written by attorneys at the law firm of Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, LLP. NORTH CAROLINA EMPLOYMENT LAW LETTER is intended as a report on topics of interest in labor and employment law. It is not intended as legal advice. Readers with legal questions or problems should consult legal counsel and should not rely upon this publication without advice of counsel. Contact the attorneys at Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, LLP.
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1 Dave Francis
12:51:13, 24/12/12

The TEA PARTY will not reduce its bombardment of these twin issues, on both the American Public and Congress as a need to enact “THE LEGAL WORKFORCE ACT” ( H.R. 2885), containing the mandatory E-Verify provision. This is an imperative to remove illegal aliens from the workplace and regenerate millions of jobs to U.S. citizens and permanent residents. Nothing difficult about this policy, except that state and federal legislators need to be harshly reminded by the voters that this nation needs to protect its borders and people from further invasion. In conclusion, a far more controversial law is to force the passage of the “BIRTHRIGHT CITIZENSHIP ACT (H.R.140). This exceeds every financial illegal immigration welfare program, as this aspect represents not in the hundreds of millions, but hundreds of Billions of dollars? We are supporting other countries poverty, to the detriment of our taxpayers. These billions of dollars should be supporting our own impoverished, not a free education for the children of illegal alien parents or the growing lines of foreigners arriving in our hospitals with their children. The simple fact of one stroke of the pen, the correct number of votes could alter illegal alien children getting instant citizenship because their parents smuggled them into our country or came here undetected in the womb of a mother. If this amendment to the 14th Amendment is not altered the payout for the “foothold” babies of illegal aliens will go on forever, and the costs doubled and tripled. Skilled workers YES! Poverty NO! And NO Amnesty?
AMERICA DOESN’T HAVE A REVENUE ISSUE, IT HAS A SPENDING ISSUE? PRESIDENT OBAMA GETS HIS VOTES FROM MOSTLY PEOPLE WHO WANT SOMETHING FOR NOTHING, WHILE TAXPAYERS HAVE TO CARRY THE “FREELOADERS”.
BIG PROBLEMS COMING FOR PRESIDENT OBAMA ON BENGHAZI, SEE THE ROY BECK’S VIDEO AT http://www.teaparty.org/beck-obama-may-go-to-prison-17572/

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