State Pursues Firms Over Worker Verification
The state has issued letters to the non-profit American National Red Cross and five companies seeking affidavits about compliance with a law requiring employers to check the immigration status of new workers.
In a news release Friday, the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity said the letters alert “them of their final opportunity to provide documentation showing their company is in compliance with Florida’s E-Verify laws.”
Respectfully, this is not true. Desantis vocally supported and signed an E-verify bill in 2020.
This story is from today. That said, I hope more is to come. https://t.co/fE8tM5kCXL
— Michael Furnari (@FurnariMichael) December 16, 2022
BREAKING: The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity has sent letters to 6 companies as a final warning to provide documentation showing they are in compliance with FL’s E-Verify laws.
Failure to do so “will result in the suspension of licenses held by the company.” pic.twitter.com/pkVxUXZVdY
— Julio Rosas (@Julio_Rosas11) December 16, 2022
JUST IN: Gov. Ron DeSantis' Florida Department of Economic Opportunity has sent letters to six companies, including the American Red Cross, demanding they provide proof of complying with state E-Verify law
— Florida’s Voice (@FLVoiceNews) December 16, 2022
In addition to the American National Red Cross, the letters were sent to IntelyCare, Inc.; Prestige Cruise Services, LLC; M.D.L. Property Maintenance, Inc.; Upperline Health, Inc. and ScribeAmerica, LLC. Each has 30 days to respond.
“Failure of a company to provide the affidavit to DEO (the Department of Economic Opportunity) within the time specified will result in the suspension of licenses held by the company,” the news release said.
State law requires employers to check the immigration status of new workers by using the federal E-Verify system or what is known as a Form I-9.
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