A few of my favorite parts of a holiday picnic are: kids running through sprinklers, very cold watermelon, crispy hot dogs, and the Charlie Daniels Band blaring over the speakers. (… yep, the devil went down to Georgia … he was looking for a soul to steal …) I do not intend to equate the devil with immigration reform, but keep reading so that you can make your own decision.
Last week, Georgia law makers enacted the Illegal Immigration Reform and Enforcement Act of 2011, which will change the requirements for doing work on construction public projects in Georgia. The existing law (OCGA 13-10-91) already requires a contractor bidding or contracting with a public owner to provide an affidavit attesting that:
- it has registered with and is authorized to use E-Verify;
- the contractor’s user ID number and date of authorization; and
- it is using and will continue to use E-Verify throughout the contract period for all newly hired employees or subcontractors.
First and second tier subcontractors are also required to register and participate in E-Verify to verify info of all newly hired employees. Notice of the identity of any new subcontractors on the project is required to be sent to the owner within five business days.
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