Nebraska Revised Statute 4-114

Chapter 4 Section 114

4-114.

Public employer and public contractor; register with and use federal immigration verification system; Department of Labor; duties.

(1) For purposes of this section:

(a) Federal immigration verification system means the electronic verification of the work authorization program of the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996, 8 U.S.C. 1324a, known as the E-Verify Program, or an equivalent federal program designated by the United States Department of Homeland Security or other federal agency authorized to verify the work eligibility status of a newly hired employee pursuant to the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986;

(b) Public contractor means any contractor or his or her subcontractor who is awarded a contract by a public employer for the physical performance of services within the State of Nebraska; and

(c) Public employer means any agency or political subdivision of the State of Nebraska.

(2) Every public employer and public contractor shall register with and use a federal immigration verification system to determine the work eligibility status of new employees physically performing services within the State of Nebraska. Every contract between a public employer and public contractor shall contain a provision requiring the public contractor to use a federal immigration verification system to determine the work eligibility status of new employees physically performing services within the State of Nebraska.

(3) For two years after October 1, 2009, the Department of Labor shall make available to all private employers information regarding the federal immigration verification system and encouraging the use of the federal immigration verification system. The department shall report to the Legislature no later than December 1, 2011, on the use of a federal immigration verification system by Nebraska employers.

(4) This section does not apply to contracts awarded by a public employer prior to October 1, 2009.