An E-Verify Update

By October 28, 2008Human Resources

The NAM is a member of the Human Resource Initiative for a Legal Workforce, which last week joined with the Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc. in filing an amicus brief in a legal effort to overturn an Oklahoma statute requiring employers to use the federal employment verification system known as “E-Verify.”

The HR Initiative filed its amicus curiae brief with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit in support of a suit filed by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. From the news release:

“A patchwork of state and local laws mandating participation in the flawed E-Verify system is not in the national interest, yet that is just what is happening today,” said Mike Aitken, Director of Governmental Affairs, Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). “Ten states presently require the use of E-Verify for some or all employers, yet the requirements are not consistent, creating an increasingly difficult environment for multi-state employers.”

The amicus brief is available here. For more on E-Verify see the NAM’s toolkit here, and the contractors webpage here.

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