E-Verify Utah DOWNLOAD E-Verify Utah REQUIREMENTS

Effective Date

July 1, 2010

Employers Impacted

SB 251 Substitute requires every private employer who employs 15 or more employees to use E-Verify for new employees. Only exceptions are those private employers of foreign nationals with visas classified as H-2A or H-2B. Private employers can also voluntarily register certifying participation in verification. On and after July 1, 2010, Utah’s Department of Commerce must publish a public electronic list of private employers who have registered with E-Verify.

SB 81, effective date July 1, 2009 requires Public Entities and Public Contractors to participate in E-Verify or a similar employment verification system.

Penalties for Non-Compliance

Ineligibility to enter into a state contract(s).

Salt Lake County

Effective Date

March 7, 2012

Employers Impacted

Applicants for business licenses in unincorporated Salt Lake County must provide written assurance that they have used E‑Verify. All county business license applications will include a checkbox to determine whether the employer has used a status verification system, as required by Utah state law.

Penalties for Non-Compliance

None specified.

St. George

Effective Date

December 1, 2007

Employers Impacted

Since January 2008, the City uses E‐Verify for everyone who has been offered employment with the City.

City procurement processes require contractors and sub‐contractors to use E‐Verify to verify the employment eligibility (including E‐Verify authorized documentation) of all employees as allowed by law.

Washington County

Effective Date

December 17, 2011

Employers Impacted

All businesses in the unincorporated areas of Washington County are required to confirm the employment eligibility of new hires through the E-Verify system.

Penalties for Non-Compliance

Suspension of county-issued business license.