MO – City of Springfield

City of Springfield, MO

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

Springfield, MO

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The ordinance has been officially repealed.