The National Restaurant Association stated in an Aug. 28, 2013 post on titled "E-Verify: A Key Element of Immigration Reform:

“The National Restaurant Association has supported federal measures that would make use of the [E-Verify] system mandatory for all employers. This would give restaurant operators a way to show that they have made a good-faith effort to verify the work eligibility of new hires and reduce the chances of having to later dismiss employees or pay fines for hiring ineligible workers… While any employer can use E-Verify, most are not required to do so. At least 20 states require some private employers to use the system, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. A federal law would override a patchwork of differing state E-Verify mandates.”

Aug. 28, 2013