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§ 1313. Status Verification System--Registration and use by public employers--Discriminatory di...

Oklahoma Statutes AnnotatedTitle 25. Definitions and General Provisions

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated
Title 25. Definitions and General Provisions
Chapter 21. Discrimination (Refs & Annos)
Article 3. Discrimination in Employment
25 Okl.St.Ann. § 1313
§ 1313. Status Verification System--Registration and use by public employers--Discriminatory discharge of citizens or permanent resident aliens
A. Every public employer shall register with and utilize a Status Verification System as described in subparagraphs a or b of paragraph 1 of Section 6 of this act1 to verify the federal employment authorization status of all new employees.
B. 1. After July 1, 2008, no public employer shall enter into a contract for the physical performance of services within this state unless the contractor registers and participates in the Status Verification System to verify the work eligibility status of all new employees.
2. After July 1, 2008, no contractor or subcontractor who enters into a contract with a public employer shall enter into such a contract or subcontract in connection with the physical performance of services within this state unless the contractor or subcontractor registers and participates in the Status Verification System to verify information of all new employees.
3. The provisions of this subsection shall not apply to any contracts entered into prior to the effective date of this section2 even though such contracts may involve the physical performance of services within this state after July 1, 2008.
C. 1. It shall be a discriminatory practice for an employing entity to discharge an employee working in Oklahoma who is a United States citizen or permanent resident alien while retaining an employee who the employing entity knows, or reasonably should have known, is an unauthorized alien hired after July 1, 2008, and who is working in Oklahoma in a job category that requires equal skill, effort, and responsibility, and which is performed under similar working conditions, as defined by 29 U.S.C., Section 206(d)(1), as the job category held by the discharged employee.
2. An employing entity which, on the date of the discharge in question, was currently enrolled in and used a Status Verification System to verify the employment eligibility of its employees in Oklahoma hired after July 1, 2008, shall be exempt from liability, investigation, or suit arising from any action under this section.
3. No cause of action for a violation of this subsection shall arise anywhere in Oklahoma law but from the provisions of this subsection.

Credits

Laws 2007, c. 112, § 7, eff. Nov. 1, 2007.

Footnotes

Title 25, § 1312.
O.S.L.2007, c. 112, § 7, effective November 1, 2007.
25 Okl. St. Ann. § 1313, OK ST T. 25 § 1313
Current with emergency effective legislation through Chapter 90 of the Second Regular Session of the 59th Legislature (2024). Some sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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