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Private employers: Georgia employers of more than 10 full-time workers must enroll in E-Verify. E-Verify (or an accepted exemption) is required in Georgia to receive a business license or professional license. Many city and county governments provide the required affidavit form or exemption affidavit, and notary at the time of application.
Public contracts: The Georgia EVerify law requires contractors and all sub-contractors on Georgia public contracts (contracts with a government agency) for the physical performance of services³ over $2,499.99 in value to enroll in E-Verify, regardless of the number of employees. A contractor or sub-contractor may be exempt from this requirement if the contractor or sub-contractor has no employees and does not hire nor intend to hire employees for the purpose of completing any part of the public contract.¹ Certain professions are also exempt.²
For a public contract, contractors must sign the Contractor E-Verify Affidavit, all subcontractors must sign the Subcontractor E-Verify Affidavit and all Sub-subcontractors must sign the Sub-Subcontractor Affidavit. The government agency is required to ensure that the Contractor E-Verify Affidavit is part of the contract; however, the contractor is responsible for all subcontractor affidavits and the subcontractors are responsible for the sub-subcontractors affidavits.
E-Verify is not required for contracts solely involving the purchase of goods by a government agency.³
Public employers, contractors and subcontractors are required to post their federally-issued Georgia E-Verify user identification number and date of authorization to use E-Verify on their website. We provide the Client Company ID number (also known as a “federal work authorization number”) to our clients.
The Georgia E-Verify law authorizes the Labor Commissioner to conduct at least 100 random audits of public employers and contractors. The Labor Commissioner can also audit an employer when reasonable grounds exist to suspect a violation of the law.
Out-of-state employers with a public contract: You are required to enroll even if you are based in another state with no employees in Georgia, if:
- You have landed a contract with the state, a county, city, school board or other public agency
- for the “physical performance of services”
- with a value over $2,499
We can enroll your company in a way that satisfies the Georgia E-Verify law, but does not obligate you to verify all new hires company-wide. Contact us to find out how.
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Georgia E-Verify Contractor Affidavits & Other Compliance Documents
- Georgia compliance documents
- Public contracts; contractor and sub-contractor affidavits
- Georgia Department of Labor Rules