United States: Tennessee adopts mandatory E-Verify law

Key provisions:

  • Employers with 50 or more employees must use E-Verify to verify the work authorization of employees hired on or after Jan. 1.
  • Penalties for violations start at $500 plus $500 per employee for a first offense and increase for second offenses ($1,000 plus $1,000 per employee) and third offenses ($2,500 plus $2,500 per employee).
  • Employers found in violation will have 45 days (instead of the current 60 days) to remedy a non-compliance order.