About the employer E-Verify Certification requirement
Effective July 1, 2023, the Florida Department of Revenue requires that certain employers verify the employment eligibility of all employees upon hire.
- Applies to all private employers with at least 25 employees in Florida
- Applies to any worker hired on or after July 1, 2023
- Eligibility must be verified within three business days of the worker's first day of work
Section 448.095, Florida Statutes (F.S.), requires employers to verify each new employee’s employment eligibility within three business days after the first day that the new employee begins working for salary, wages, or other remuneration.
The Florida Department of Commerce is required to issue a fine of $1,000 per day if it is determined that the E-Verify system was not used three times in a 24-month period. The fine will continue to accrue until the employer demonstrates compliance with the law.
Download the Tax Information Publication (TIP) for more info
Details are in the Florida Department of Revenue's Tax Information Publication (TIP), attached below.