The Association of County Commissioners of Georgia and the Georgia Municipal Association have provided guidance to local governments concerning Georgia’s immigration law for public works contracts. The Georgia General Assembly has enacted several laws in recent years that impact local governments’ and public owners’ public work construction contracts. Both the ACCG and GMA have published helpful guidance for local governments. Read More »Local Government Organizations Provide Guidance Regarding Georgia’s Immigration Mandates
Illegal Immigration Laws
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
Impact of the 2011 Illegal Immigration Law on Public Works Construction Contractors and Subcontractors
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. While the most notorious portion of the Act requires certain employers to confirm the legal immigration and employment status of employees, it specifically addresses public works construction.
A prior AHC Construction Law Alert discussed the 2010 and 2006 revisions to Georgia law governing employment verification. The Act clarifies existing rules and establishes new rules governing public contractors, and their subcontractors, that contract with public owners for the “physical performance of services.”