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E-Verify Missouri DOWNLOAD E-Verify Missouri REQUIREMENTS

Effective Date

January 1, 2009

Employers Impacted

Public employers, any business with a state contract or grant in excess of $5,000 or any business receiving state-administered or subsidized tax credit, tax abatement or loan from the state must use E-Verify or other federal work authorization program.

Penalties for Non-Compliance

Possible Ineligibility to receive contract(s), subsidized tax credits, tax abatement and/or loans.

City of O’Fallon

Effective Date

September 8, 2011

Employers Impacted

As a condition for the award of any contract or grant in excess of $5,000 by the City, or receipt of a tax abatement, the business must swear by affidavit its enrollment and participation in a federal work authorization program in connection with the contracted services.

Penalties for Non-Compliance

None specified.

City of Springfield

Effective Date

December 18, 2012

Employers Impacted

The City Council Voted to repeal the E-Verify ordinance.

Penalties for Non-Compliance

The ordinance has been officially repealed.

City of Springfield

Effective Date

September 20, 2012

Employers Impacted

The City entered into a settlement with the plaintiffs agreeing to invalidate the initiative requiring employers to enroll in E-Verify.

*On May 10, 2012, the US District Court for the Western District of Missouri issued a preliminary injunction that prevents the City from enforcing General Ordinance No. 5988, which was slated to begin June 4. The injunction will stay in place until a final decision is reached on whether the ordinance is preempted by federal law.

Every Business Entity that applies for a business license or permit to engage in any type of Work in the City shall sign an affidavit affirming that they have enrolled in the E-Verify Program and do not knowingly utilize the services or hire any person who is an unlawful worker.  All new hires must be run through E-Verify as a condition of employment.

Penalties for Non-Compliance

Law has been invalidated as part of a legal settlement agreement.

First Violation:  Suspension of business license of any business entity which fails to correct the violation within three business days after notification of the violation by the Finance Department.

Second Violation:  Fine of $499 and license suspension for 20 business days

Third Violation:  Fine of $499 and license suspension for 30 business days

Fourth Violation:  Revocation of business license