The Atlanta Journal-Constitution recently reported on an unintended exclusion contained in the 2011 E-Verify Law for contractors of small public owners (called “public employers”). Those interviewed by the AJC, including a state legislator and representatives of the Georgia Municipal Association, believe that the law was not intended to exclude contractors of small public employers. Read More »E-Verify Law’s Unintended Exclusion for Small Public Employers’ Contractors
In the 2011 Regular Session, the Georgia General Assembly enacted the Illegal Immigration Reform and Enforcement Act of 2011. The purpose of the Act was to increase compliance — and punish non-compliance — with the federal E-Verify program. The Act specifically imposes obligations on state and local governmental units (“Public Owners”) that contract for the “physical performance of services.” The effective date for most of the provisions relevant to public owners is July 1, 2011.
A prior AHC Construction Law Alert discussed the 2010 and 2006 revisions to Georgia law governing employment verification. The Act imposes additional requirements on public owners and provides additional clarity to existing provisions.