On June 18, 2011, the North Carolina General Assembly passed House Bill 36, which mandates E-Verify in various phases for private employers with 25 or more employees. The law exempts seasonal temporary employees employed for 90 days or less during a consecutive, 12-month period. The North Carolina Commissioner of Labor enforces the law and will investigate any complaints filed against an employer. Employers with 500 or more employees must comply with E-Verify for new hires starting on October 1, 2012. Employers with 100 to 499 employees must comply starting on January 1, 2013, while employers with 25 to 99 employees must begin E-Verify for new hires by July 1, 2013.