UPDATE: On May 10, 2023, Gov. DeSantis signed SB 1718 into law.
Florida may soon enact significant legislation relating to immigration, HB 1617/SB 1718. The bill, which the Senate passed April 28, among other things, includes a requirement that private employers with more than 25 employees use the federal government’s E-Verify system for newly hired employees beginning July 1, 2023. E-Verify is an online system that determines employment eligibility by comparing an employee’s information with government records, initially launched in 1996.
* Special thanks to Kathryn Schababerle˘, assistant director in the firm’s Immigration & Compliance Practice, who co-authored this GT Alert.
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