MINNESOTA
E-VERIFY LEGISLATION GUIDE

This information was last updated on August 1, 2011.

PLEASE NOTE: The following is presented as general educational information. It is not legal advice, either express or implied. Consultation with legal counsel is recommended for all employment law matters. This information is subject to change without notice.

Effective Date: July 21, 2011
Status: Appropriations Bill signed by Governor Mark Dayton July 20, 2011
Impact: Governor Tim Pawlenty issued an executive order stating that all hiring authorities within the executive branch of state government as well as any employer seeking to enter into a state contract worth in excess of $50,000 must participate in the E-Verify program.

Businesses and individuals applying for state economic incentives will not be required to participate in E-Verify but will have to certify that they do not employ unauthorized workers.

On April 4, 2011, new Governor Mark Dayton extended a number of executive orders, but Executive Order 08-01 was not one of them.

However, on July 20, 2011, Governor Dayton signed an appropriations bill which required contractors with state contracts in excess of $50,000 to participate in the E-Verify program.

Additional Information:
Executive Order in the State Register
Dayton ends state's use of E-Verify
Appropriations Bill Text