Utah’s E-Verify law requires Utah employers with 15 or more workers to enroll in E-Verify. Employers of legal guest workers would not have to use E-Verify. Employers enrolled in E-Verify will receive an exemption from penalties under state law should a company using a status verification system inadvertently hire an illegal worker. Also, the state will maintain a list of all those who enroll in the program, presumably to encourage the public to monitor which businesses follow the rules and to reward them with their business.
The law was modified in 2011 to create a new guest worker permit and expand the options that employers have to verify new hires. Employers with more than 15 employees must use E-Verify, the Social Security Administration or a recognized third-party system. HB116 will replace existing laws, once the guest worker program is established.
Verification for Public Contracts: Utah employers who have contracts with state or local government agencies were already required to use the E-Verify system to check the legal status of workers. The requirement became law in July 2009.
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