Nebraska has enacted a new E-Verify bill, which requires employers who receive state or local contracts and tax incentives to electronically verify the work status of all new hires. The bill also requires state and local governments to use E-Verify to ensure that any person applying for certain public benefits is in the United States legally. The new law takes effect on October 1, 2009.
Full details of the new bill can be found on the Nebraska legislature web site.
The Governor’s press release discussing the law is always available online.
Nebraska is now the eleventh state to pass legislation requiring at least some employers to use E-Verify for new hires. State-specific E-Verify laws are detailed and complex. Employers can request a free E-Verify and Form I-9 HR Toolkit from the Tracker I-9™ website to help you to manage these new requirements.