E-verify, officially known as the Pennsylvania Public Works Employment Verification, Act 127 of 2012, has now been the law of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for more than two years, since January 1, 2013. E-verify requires all public works contractors and subcontractors to utilize the federal government’s E-Verify system to ensure that all employees performing work on public works projects are authorized to work in the United States. My earlier post on E-Verify can be found here.
The Pa. Department of General Services continues to enforce the requirements of E-verify, as is evident from the formal notices posted on the DGS E-verify webpage. A sample violation notice can be found here.
DGS has also posted an FAQ for E-verify which can be found here.
Prime contractors should remember that they must inform their subcontractors of their duty to comply with E-verify. If they do this, then prime contractors will not liable for a subcontractor’s failure to comply with E-verify.