By Jason Fry
E-Verify Electronically Confirms Employment Eligibility
Making sure your workforce is verified and eligible for employment is a critical but sometimes tedious task. According to E-Verify.gov, the system is “currently the best means available to electronically confirm employment eligibility.
E-Verify is a web-based system that allows enrolled employers to confirm the eligibility of their employees to work in the United States. E-Verify employers verify the identity and employment eligibility of newly hired employees by electronically matching information provided by employees on the Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, against records available to the Social Security Administration (SSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
The program is voluntary. However, employers with federal contracts or subcontracts that contain the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) E-Verify clause are required to enroll in the program as a condition of federal contracting. Employers may also be required to participate in the program if their states have legislation mandating the use of the program, such as a condition of business licensing. Finally, in some instances employers may be required to participate in E-Verify as a result of a legal ruling.”
How Does E-Verify Work?
The E-Verify system can help you quickly and accurately confirm your workforce. But how?
Listen to The Workforce Wise Podcast
Listen to the Workforce Wise Podcast episode, E-Verify and I-9 News: Straight from the Top, Part 1 today to learn more about the E-Verify program right from the source. And stay tuned for Part 2 for EVEN MORE INSIGHTS from Tammy Meckley about the E-Verify program.