On October 7, 2019, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf signed legislation (H.B. 1170) enacting the state’s Construction Industry Employee Verification Act, which prohibits construction industry employers from knowingly employing an unauthorized employee. Specifically, and among other requirements, each covered employer that hires an employee must:
Additionally, it is unlawful for a construction industry employer to discharge, threaten, or otherwise retaliate or discriminate against an employee in compensation or other terms or conditions of employment because the employee:
The act also provides procedures, presumptions, defenses, immunity for compliance, and penalties for noncompliance.
The law took effect October 7, 2019.
Read PA H.B. 1170