Use of E-Verify
The California Legislature recently enacted Labor Code Sections 2811 to
2813 that now prohibit cities from requiring employers within their
boundaries to use an electronic employment verification system such as
E-Verify. As a result of this State mandate, businesses in the City of
Temecula will no longer be required to use the E-Verify System to verify
that newly hired workers have the legal right to work in the United
States as a condition of receiving a business license.
We wish to remind you, however, that even though the City of Temecula
will not require businesses to use the E-Verify System Federal law still
prohibits employers from knowingly employing an undocumented worker
(Section 1324a of Title 8 of the United States Code). Additionally, the
E-Verify program of the United States Department of Homeland Security
remains available to employers to verify the employment eligibility of
For more information on this matter, please contact Rudy Graciano, City of Temecula, at 951-693-3937.