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Thursday, June 4, 2009

Decatur requires E-verify


Decatur requires companies to verify workers legal June 1, 2009

Source - Associated Press

DECATUR - The Decatur City Council has unanimously approved a resolution requiring companies doing business with the city to verify that all employees are authorized to work in the United States.

Monday's decision does not impact existing service contracts, but requires all future ones to include language stating the employer used E-Verify or another acceptable procedure to verify its employees' work status.

City Attorney Herman Marks said companies are required to show officials how they verified their employees' legal status before obtaining a contract.

The city could cancel a contract if they find an employer hired an unauthorized worker.

[Below: Actual Resolution Adopted by City of Decatur, AL on June 1, 2009]

Resolution No. 09-141
The City Council of the City of Decatur, Alabama finds and determines that it is appropriate for the City to reconfirm its commitment to the hiring of only those individuals who are legally authorized to work in the United States of America;

The City Council finds and determines that it is appropriate to reaffirm its commitment to only contracting for service with entities that can document through E-Verify or other acceptable verification to the City that each individual, representative or employee of that entity is legally authorized to work in the United States of America;

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the City Council of the City of Decatur, Alabama that The Personnel Board of the City of Decatur, Alabama is requested and authorized to continue to use Department of Homeland Security Procedures, as updated, or any other procedures such as E-Verifyy to determine and document that each person employed by the City is legally authorized to work in the United States of America; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that any bids, contracts, or other proposals issued by the City of Decatur involving the provision of services by any individual shall include language that documentation by the responding party shall be provided by E-Verify or other verification procedures acceptable to the City prior to execution by the City of any related agreement.

Adopted this 1st day of June 2009.