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States of Work: Florida Tries Again to Mandate E-Verify

Jan. 16, 2020, 1:46 PM

This week, we look at Florida proposals to mandate use of the federal E-Verify system for checking workers’ immigration status—an idea that could be narrowed to cover only state agencies and contractors amid business community opposition.

Check back every week for a roundup of state and local developments in the labor and employment world.

Florida E-Verify Proposals

Florida would require employers to use the federal E-Verify system to check job applicants’ immigration status, under a proposal Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) is advocating for a second year.

The effort fell short in the state’s 2019 legislative session, but DeSantis renewed the...

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