E-Verify is an electronic program through which employers verify the employment eligibility of their employees after hire. It does not replace the Form I-9 (Employment Eligibility Verification Form) requirement. Rather, it provides information through the Social Security Administration and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) databases to determine whether a new hire is authorized to work in the United States.
In most cases, the use of E-Verify is voluntary. However, some companies are required to use E-Verify under state laws, through federal contracting rules, and through the STEM extension program for F-1 students.
Employers enrolled in E-Verify must take care to follow its complex rules strictly. Failing to do so could result in fines and penalties as well as back wages for violation of anti-discrimination rules.
Badmus & Associates attorneys can advise you on the best practices to ensure your company correctly uses the E-Verify system and complies with employment eligibility verification requirements arising out of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (IRCA) while avoiding immigration discrimination violations of the Unfair Immigration Related Employment Practice.
As your company’s on-call immigration counsel, our firm promises extraordinary efficiency and truly dedicated service. Rather than interfering in company operations, we work closely with you to complement them.
Call our employer hotline now on 214-494-8033 or complete the form to schedule a confidential and thorough 30-minute consultation. Our meeting will provide you with a concise roadmap on how to best proceed with your compliance needs. Our service is nationwide. Regardless of the location of your business, we will be glad to assist.