North Carolina Governor Signs E-Verify Bill
North Carolina Governor Beverly Purdue signed HB 36 into law on June 23, 2011. The new law mandates that counties, cities, and employers with at least 25 employees use E-Verify to verify the work authorization of new hires. The law does not apply to seasonal temporary employees who are employed for 90 or fewer days during a 12-month consecutive period.
The law specifies that the Commissioner of Labor may subpoena employment records relating to “the recruitment, hiring, employment, or termination policies, practices, or acts of employment” as part of an investigation of a valid complaint.