By Carlie Christensen
On December 11, 2019, the House of Representatives approved H.R. 5038, the Farm Workforce Modernization Act. It includes mandatory E-Verify provisions requiring the agriculture industry to use an electronic verification system patterned on E-Verify. The bill garnered bipartisan support in the House and now awaits consideration in the Senate Judiciary Committee. While it appears unlikely that the bill will be approved by the Senate as currently written, portions of this bill could be considered for inclusion as part of a more comprehensive immigration package in 2020. The Farm Workforce Modernization Act includes the following provisions regarding employment eligibility verification:
Check out the latest episode of the Workforce Wise™ podcast to hear about the E-Verify program and how it can help protect your organization and your employees. Learn when and how you should be using E-Verify and get tips to help make E-Verify even easier.