Woodland council approves E-verify rule for contractors

2011-02-22T23:10:00Z 2012-02-21T23:47:01Z Woodland council approves E-verify rule for contractorsBy The Daily News Longview Daily News
February 22, 2011 11:10 pm  • 

The Woodland City Council on Tuesday unanimously voted to require its major contractors to ensure all of their workers are legal U.S. citizens.

Contractors earning more than $10,000 will have to use the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's free E-verify database. If a company or its subcontractor fails to guarantee that all of its workers are legal, they could be barred from future city contracts.

Council members said it's important to ensure companies doing business with the city follow federal law. Public Works Director Steve Branz, however, said he worries some contractors may avoid Woodland because the requirement is a hassle.

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