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New York Immigration Law and Verifying Employment Eligibility

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Under federal law, companies may employ only people who can legally work in the United States–either U.S. citizens or or foreign citizens with the necessary authorization.

There is no statewide requirement for private employers in New York to enroll and participate in the federal E-Verify program to confirm the employment eligibility of employees hired to work.

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