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The United States Citizenship & Immigration Service (USCIS) and the Social Security Administration (SSA) launched the E-Verify System to help employers avoid the legal snafu of unintentionally hiring individuals who are not authorized to work in the Unites States.
How to use the E-Verify system.
The employee must complete section 1 of the Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, no later than the first day of employment.
The employer (or the employer's agent) must complete section 2 of the Form I-9, no later than three business days after the new-hire's start date (the date entered in section 1). The information is then submitted to E-Verify over the Internet.
To validate the new-hire's employment eligibility, the E-Verify System electronically compares the information submitted by the employee, to that stored in databases maintained by the SSA and USCIS.
If the E-Verify System determines that the new-hire is authorized to work in the U.S.A., it displays an "Employment Authorized" message. If it cannot verify the new-hire's employment eligibility, it displays a "Tentative Non-confirmation" message.
The new-hire is entitled to contest the results through the appropriate government agency while continuing to work at his or her job.
E-Verify participation is currently voluntary for most employers, but is required for every U.S. employer engaged in contracts with the federal government.
Note: Several states have already made participation mandatory by law for certain employers and several states are considering similar laws.
US law requires companies to hire only individuals who are legally authorized to work in the United States.
E-Verify is an Internet-based system that allows businesses to determine the work eligibility of their employees on-line.
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