Article last updated March 2024

2024 E-Verify State Requirements

By John Fay

Select a state on the interactive map to learn the E-Verify requirements for that state and what the penalties might be for an employer who is not in compliance. 

While E-Verify is largely a voluntary program at the federal level, many states have passed laws which require employer participation and use. Review current state mandates to understand how E-Verify might apply to your workforce and the states in which you operate. 

Review Your State's Requirements

E-Verify was initially designed to be a voluntary program, although an increasing number of states have enacted laws, ordinances, and executive orders which require certain employers to use E-Verify for their newly hired employees. 

Mandates vary considerably across the US. Several states require E-Verify for all or most businesses. Others mandate E-Verify for public employers or certain state contractors. A couple of states restrict an employer’s use of E-Verify, and many others currently have no E-Verify requirement in effect. 

Click on a state below for information concerning its E-Verify requirements, potential penalties, and referenced law, if applicable.*  

*Disclaimer: E-Verify requirements at the state level can change frequently with new laws being introduced, amended, or repealed through legislative or executive actions. Cities and counties may also impose E-Verify requirements which are not widely disclosed. While Equifax endeavors to monitor these requirements and update this map, the information above is intended for informational purposes only and should not be relied upon as a definitive source. E-Verify state requirements are intended to be current as of the “last updated” date listed at the top of this article.

Integrate E-Verify With I-9 HQ™

I-9 HQ™ is an electronic I-9 management platform that offers custom integration with E-Verify and is scalable to fit businesses of any size. Employers that use I-9 HQ can save time by automating Form I-9 processes to help capture required E-Verify information, which can then be submitted directly to the E-Verify system. Employers in good standing with E-Verify are typically also eligible to take advantage of our virtual option to complete Section 2 of Form I-9. 

As an E-Verify employer agent, our platform integration:

Helps eliminate the need to re-key information


Provides credentials so your HR team can access the E-Verify system without additional testing


Helps meet deadlines by tracking and monitoring the progress of cases with alerts


Allows you to close multiple cases simultaneously 

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