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2019 SHRA Legal Update provided by Jackson Lewis



SB 164 & HB 89- E-Verify [Sen. Bean- Nassau/Duval- Dist. 4 and Reps. Fitzenhagen-Lee- Dist. 78; Sabatini-  Sumter/Lake-Dist. 32; and Siriois- Brevard- 51]


Verification of Employment Eligibility- Requires employers to register with & use E-Verify system to verify employment eligibility of new employees; suspends employer licenses until registration with E-Verify system; provides for license reinstatement; prohibits employer from knowingly employing unauthorized alien; authorizes complaint to be filed with DEO; provides specified immunity; requires DEO to maintain public database containing certain information & make such information available on its website; authorizes injunctive relief; provides private cause of action & remedies; requires public employers, contractors, & subcontractors to register with & use E-Verify system for specified purposes; prohibits such entities from entering into contract unless each party to contract registers with & uses E-Verify system; authorizes termination of contract; authorizes challenge to such termination.


Actions: (SB) 12/18/18 Filed; 1/10/19 Referred to Judiciary, Commerce and Tourism, Appropriations (HB) 12/11/18 Filed; 1/3/19 Referred to Workforce Development and Tourism, Transportation and Commerce

HF FL Legislative Conference in Tallahassee

January 27 & 28, 2019



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