December 12, 2020

Florida E-Verify and form-I9 supporting document retention

Senate Bill (SB 664): Effective January 1, 2021, requires public employers, contractors, and subcontractors to use E-Verify to verify employment eligibility. While private employers are not required to utilize the E-Verify system under this law, for those who choose not to use E-Verify, private employers are now required to retain the documentation used to complete the form I-9, which is presently optional under federal law. A summary of the law can be found here.

By Megan Butz
General Counsel, HR Compliance, Checkwriters
Megan joined Checkwriters in 2020 and is responsible for reviewing, revising, and implementing internal policies of the company, advising on human resource, employment, and labor matters, and monitoring and publishing state and federal legal updates to the Checkwriters News and Compliance Center for distribution to thousands of clients around the country. Before joining Checkwriters, Megan served as a judicial law clerk for the justices of the Massachusetts Probate and Family Court performing legal research and writing, followed by private practice in Cape Cod.

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