Effective January 1, 2013, employers holding public contracts in Pennsylvania must enroll in E-Verify to ensure that all employees performing work on public work projects are authorized to work in the United States. The state defines a “public works project” as:
“… construction, reconstruction, demolition, alteration and/or repair work other than maintenance work, done under contract and paid for in whole or in part out of the funds of a public body where the estimated cost of the total project is in excess of twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000) but shall not include work performed under a rehabilitation or manpower training program.”
Failure to comply can result in the loss of eligibility to work on public contracts. While the first violation will result only in a public warning, third and subsequent violations can debar a contractor from public work for 180-365 days. For a willful violation, the contractor can lose eligibility for three years. Contractors will also be penalized up to $1,000 for each violation.
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- Text of the law
- About the Public Works Employment Verification law
- Public Works Employment Verification Form
- Frequently Asked Questions about the Pennsylvania E-Verify law
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