E-Verify a Workable Solution For Industry, NRA Tells Congress

May 16, 2013

A national employment verification system would help give restaurant owners certainty that they are meeting their legal obligations when hiring, National Restaurant Association policy experts told two Congressional panels today.

Nationwide implementation of E-Verify is one of the NRA’s top priorities in the debate over immigration reform. The issue is particularly important for restaurant owners who operate across state lines, who without a national standard would be left to comply with different state and local laws. The NRA supports the Legal Workforce Act (H.R. 1772), which would allow employers to phase in E-Verify for new hires over a period of time.

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