TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Apr 9, 2019
A bill that would require Tennessee companies with 25 or more employees to use the federal E-Verify immigration and employment status check passed in the state House yesterday, the Nashville Scene reports. Currently, only businesses with 50 or more employees must use the program. The sponsor, Rep. Bruce Griffey, R-Paris, originally proposed reducing the employee ceiling for E-Verify to six, but pushback from business and other interests resulted in the 25-employee compromise. Griffey, a freshman representative, has introduced a number of immigration-related bills during his first term in office, but they faced opposition from members of his own party and failed to pass.