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Client Alert: Gov. Perry Signs Executive Order Mandating the Use of E-Verify

December 8, 2014

December 3 Gov. Perry Executive Order Mandates Use of E-Verify by State Agencies and their Contractors and Subcontractors.

What: Gov Perry Signed Executive Order on Dec. 3. To Impose Use of Federal E-Verify http://www.uscis.gov/e-verify.

When Effective: Immediately.

Impacts:

A. All State agencies under the “direction” of the governor – current and prospective employees.

B. All persons employed by contractors during a contract term with an agency AND persons employed by subcontractors assigned by the contractor to perform work under the contract.

Note: Governor Scott of Florida did this in 2011. His initial Executive Order, which is similar to Governor Perry’s, had to be revised to apply only to new hires.

For more information, please contact an attorney from Cox Smith's Immigration Practice Group.

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