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NEW EMPLOYMENT ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS EFFECTIVE NOVEMBER 1, 2007

Effective November 1, 2007 as set out in House Bill 1804, all public employers in Oklahoma are required to determine the employment eligibility status for all newly hired employees to work in the United States.

Every public employer is required to utilize a federal status verification system developed by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in partnership with the Social Security Administration.  The verification system is called “E-Verify” which was formerly known as “Basic Pilot.”

As participants in E-Verify, public employers must post the following documents in English and Spanish:

"WE FOLLOW THE LAW"
(A statement on employer hiring policy from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security)
English       Spanish

"IF YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO WORK"
(A statement on an individual’s right to work legally in the United States from
the Office of Special Counsel, Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice)
English        Spanish

Link to Handout Material from E-Verify Webinar Training