Starting on January first, employers in Tennessee with over 50 employees will be required to utilize E-Verify.
This requirements comes from a change to the TLEA, which is the Tennessee Lawful Employment Act.
Once January 1st rolls around, companies with less than 50 employees do not have to use E-Verify, but they are able to if they desire.
Penalties for TLEA violations are very high. They start at a $500 company fine and $500 per violation. For a repeat offender the fines can go up to a $2,500 company fine and $2,500 per violation.