50-State Survey of State Immigration Laws Affecting Employers

September 2016 (Updated December 2020)

This survey is an update on this rapidly evolving area of the law in all 50 states and focuses on laws and bills that could potentially impact employers and their worker eligibility obligations beyond existing federal requirements.

Because the landscape is always changing, employers should remain vigilant in order to comply with state immigration laws regulating employment. Employers should also be alert to potential local or municipal rules, which are beyond the scope of this survey, that have immigration implications for the geographic areas in which they do business.