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Public Works Employment Verification

Act 127 of 2012, also known as the Public Works Employment Verification Act (‘the Act’), requires all public works contractors and subcontractors to utilize the Federal Government’s E-Verify system to ensure that all employees performing work on public works projects are authorized to work in the United States.

The Department defines a “Public Work” to be construction, reconstruction, demolition, alteration and/or repair work, other than maintenance work, done under contract and paid for in whole or in part out of the funds of a public body where the estimated cost of the total project is in excess of twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000). This definition does not include work performed under a rehabilitation or manpower training program.

The Public Works Employment Verification Compliance Office is responsible for the administration, education, and enforcement of the Public Works Employment Verification Act 127 of 2012. To ensure compliance with the requirements of the Act, this office provides contractors and subcontractors with educational outreach, initiates random audits and conducts investigations when complaints are received.

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Violation Notices & Warning Letters