Indiana E-Verify Mandate
summarized in a recent alert posted by Mariana Richmond on the Barnes
& Thornburg website, Indiana
Governor Mitch Daniels signed a new immigration bill into law on May 10, 2011
that goes into effect July 1, 2011.
new law will impact businesses operating in Indiana and those companies doing business
with state and local governments.
of the key provisions of the law include:
and local governments are prevented from entering into new contracts or renewing existing
contracts unless the contractor uses E-Verify.
and local governments MUST use E-Verify.
Indiana business owners who knowingly hire illegal immigrants from deducting expenses
associated with that employee in the calculation of their state income taxes. A safe
harbor is provided to employers use E-Verify.
agencies and local governments cannot award a grant of more than $1,000 to a business
not using E-Verify.
state agencies or local governments to terminate a public contract without penalty
if the contractor knowingly employs illegal immigrants.
subcontractor employed under a public contract MUST certify to the contractor that
it uses E-Verify.
agency or political subdivision must verify the eligibility of individuals older than
18 who apply for federal, state, or local public benefits, such as health-care services,
college scholarships, grants and financial aid.
the Indiana Department of Workforce Development (DWD) to verify citizenship before
determining eligibility for unemployment benefits, and authorizes DWD to file civil
action to recoup unemployment benefits from employers who knowingly employ illegal
so-called “sanctuary” cities.
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