January 1, 2010
All employers can now voluntarily use E-Verify
Penalties for Non-Compliance
Illinois Employers are not anymore prohibited from enrolling in the E-Verify Program, they can voluntarily use it.
The Right to Privacy in the Workplace Act 096-0623 nevertheless stipulates that prior to choosing to voluntarily enroll in the E-Verify Program, employers are urged to consult the Illinois Department of Labor’s website for current information regarding the accuracy of the program. Additionally, employers are encouraged to review and understand their legal responsibilities relating to the use of the E-Verify Program.
Public Act 096-0623 also requires an employer using the E-Verify Program to attest on this form.