E-verify in SC
South Carolina’s new immigration law
is now in effect, even though a federal judge put parts of the law on hold in
December. Among the portions now in effect is a requirement for businesses to
use E-Verify, an online program that allows employers to input information from
required I-9 hiring forms and find out a new employee’s legal work status.
South Carolina government jobs, including positions at public universities,
have been screened with E-Verify since 2009, as have private jobs at companies
with more than 100 employees.
With the new law, that requirement extends to all businesses. Employers that
are not registered to use E-Verify will have a grace period until July. After
that, businesses that violate the law will get a year probation and have their
license revoked for repeat violations.
Make sure your hiring systems are in compliance!