E-Verify Requirement for All U.S. Employers? To Be Determined.


U.S. Border Patrol agent detains suspected illegal immigrant along the U.S.-Mexican border.

All employers in the U.S. may be required to participate in the E-Verify employment eligibility program if immigration legislation passes.

In the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act, senators known as the “gang of eight” are proposing actions for the federal government to bolster its Comprehensive Southern Border Security Strategy overseen by the Department of Homeland Security.

If the Bill were to be enacted, all employers would need to check each job applicant’s employment eligibility through the online E-Verify system.

According to a Wall Street Journal poll, 60% of American small-business owners believe every employer should have to comply with the E-Verify system to verify workers’ legal status.

E-Verify is an online system where employers confirm the legal working status of new hires by linking to federal databases. The program is overseen by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) in conjunction with the Social Security Administration (SSA).

GovDocs offers the E-Verify posting and the Federal Right to Work posting on a convenient “on one” format in both English and Spanish. Order here.

What’s Next for the E-Verify Legislation?

Debate on the $5.5 billion Bill is scheduled for Friday, April 19, 2013, when the Senate Judiciary Committee will hold its first hearing. The bipartisan “gang of eight” senators anticipate active opposition. One of the gang of eight, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), said the gang pledges to oppose any effort to undermine the legislation.

Other Provisions of the Bill

  • Sets goal of preventing 90 percent of illegal border crossing between the U.S. and Mexico.
  • $1.5 billion allocated for full-border fencing.
  • Full surveillance of the entire U.S.-Mexico border using unmanned drone aircraft and other technology.
  • Moving to merit-based visas based on work history or occupational skill level as opposed to visas granted on familial relationships.
  • Undocumented immigrants able to apply for registered provisional immigrant status.
  • Immigrants would be unable to receive lawful permanent residence for 10 years after obtaining provisional status.
  • Bars anyone who arrived in the U.S. after Dec. 31, 2011, from applying for legal status and ultimately citizenship.
  • Applicants for legal status must document that they were in the country before Dec. 31, 2011, have a clean criminal record, and demonstrate financial stability.

2013 State and Federal Minimum Wage Rates

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With ten states increasing their minimum wage rates in 2013, it’s a great time to make sure all your locations have the most updated required postings. The ten states increasing their 2013 minimum wage rates are:

By clicking on “order now” you can select the latest GovDocs state-on-one and federal-on-one posters, which contain all required postings for most U.S. employers.

Wage Rate
Federal $7.25 7/24/2009 Order Now
Alabama $7.25
(Federal rate)
7/24/2009 Order Now
Alaska $7.75 1/1/2012 Order Now
Arizona $7.80 1/1/2013 Order Now
Arkansas $7.25 7/24/2009 Order Now
California $8.00 1/1/2008 Order Now
Colorado $7.78 1/1/2013 Order Now
Connecticut $8.25 1/1/2010 Order Now
Delaware $7.25 7/24/2009 Order Now
District of Columbia $8.25 7/24/2009 Order Now
Florida $7.79 1/1/2013 Order Now
Georgia $7.25 7/24/2009 Order Now
Hawaii $7.25 1/1/2007 Order Now
Idaho $7.25 7/24/2009 Order Now
Illinois $8.25 7/1/2010 Order Now
Indiana $7.25 7/24/2009 Order Now
Iowa $7.25 7/24/2009 Order Now
Kansas $7.25 7/24/2009 Order Now
Kentucky $7.25 7/1/2009 Order Now
Louisiana $7.25
(Federal rate)
7/24/2009 Order Now
Maine $7.50 10/1/2009 Order Now
Maryland $7.25 7/24/2009 Order Now
Massachusetts $8.00 1/1/2008 Order Now
Michigan $7.40 7/1/2008 Order Now
Minnesota $7.25 7/24/2009 Order Now
Mississippi $7.25
(Federal rate)
7/24/2009 Order Now
Missouri $7.35 1/1/2013 Order Now
Montana $7.80 1/1/2013 Order Now
Nebraska $7.25 7/24/2009 Order Now
Nevada $8.25 1/1/2010 Order Now
New Hampshire $7.25 9/1/2008 Order Now
New Jersey $7.25 7/24/2009 Order Now
New Mexico $7.50 1/1/2009 Order Now
New York $7.25 7/24/2009 Order Now
North Carolina $7.25 7/24/2009 Order Now
North Dakota $7.25 7/24/2009 Order Now
Ohio $7.85 1/1/2013 Order Now
Oklahoma $7.25 7/24/2009 Order Now
Oregon $8.95 1/1/2013 Order Now
Pennsylvania $7.25 7/24/2009 Order Now
Rhode Island $7.75 1/1/2013 Order Now
South Carolina $7.25
(Federal rate)
7/24/2009 Order Now
South Dakota $7.25 7/24/2009 Order Now
Tennessee $7.25
(Federal rate)
7/24/2009 Order Now
Texas $7.25 7/24/2009 Order Now
Utah $7.25 7/24/2009 Order Now
Vermont $8.60 1/1/2013 Order Now
Virginia $7.25 7/24/2009 Order Now
Washington $9.19 1/1/2013 Order Now
West Virginia $7.25 7/1/2008 Order Now
Wisconsin $7.25 7/24/2009 Order Now
Wyoming $7.25 7/24/2009 Order Now