• Summary date: May 21 2014 - More information

    Current law requires that an employer verify that an employee hired to work in the United States is authorized to work via E-Verify and provides an E-Verify exemption for an individual whose term of employment is less than nine months in a calendar year.

    Amends GS 64-25(3) to repeal the E-verify exemption for temporary employees working less than nine months. Instead, enacts new GS 64-39 to permit an employer to seek a nine-month waiver from the requirements of GS 64-26 from the Department of Labor for employees who are farm workers. Provides that an application for a waiver under this section is to be for a specified number of newly hired employees and a waiver that is issued under this section may waive the requirements of GS 64-26 only for that number of newly hired employees. Imposes a civil penalty of $5,000 for each false statement by an employer on a waiver application.

    Makes a conforming change to the definition for employeein GS 64-25.

    Effective July 1, 2014, appropriates $60,000 from the General Fund to the Department of Labor for a new investigative assistant position to assist in the administration of the waiver system created under this act.

    Except as otherwise indicated, this act becomes effective October 1, 2014.

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