In order for job applicants to be able to work in the United States, they must go through select requirements to prove citizenship or eligibility to work in the country. Each state, however, has different regulations. E-Verify was created to allow employers to run potential employees through a federal internet database to determine their workforce eligibility. E-Verify provides employers fast and free information on United States citizens and foreign citizens who have valid documentation to work in this country.
When it comes to E-Verify mandates, every state is different. Some states require E-Verify checks on all applicants, while others do not require one at all. The below is a list of E-Verify employer responsibilities, broken down by state. Please note, this list will be updated regularly. To receive automatic updates, you may subscribe to this blog using the options above.
We have compiled a complete and updated list of E-Verify requirements in every U.S. state.
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Employers rely on E-Verify to verify employment eligibility of new hires. Employment eligibility is important to confirm that those being hired are legally allowed to work within the United States and reduces the number of undocumented immigrants employed in states that use it. With the recent government shutdown, access to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) database via E-Verify is also unavailable.
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E-Verify, the online system that employers use to access the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) database, was put into place as part of 1986's Immigration Reform and Control Act. The legislation requires that employees submit an I-9 form and valid forms of identification to verify their immigration status and eligibility to work in the United States. E-Verify is an electronic version of the I-9 form that confirms 98% of employees' eligibility within 24 hours. The system is undergoing some improvements after the most recent budget announcements by the Trump administration in February.
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Employers and HR professionals have quite the task to keep up with updated state regulations and background check industry trends. Changes in employment and recruiting provoke changes in laws and protections for those seeking work, currently working, or working independently. Employers must also be mindful of their hiring practices and screening processes to prevent discrimination or negligent hiring.
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With nearly 200 pieces of new U.S. legislation introduced that are related to labor and employment so far in 2017, less than 5% of typically becomes law. Still, employers must stay informed of pending legislation that may affect their hiring, firing and employment of citizens or else face fines or punitive damages for noncompliance.
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Currently, the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 requires all employees to complete verification of their eligibility to work in the United States by completing an I-9 form and submitting valid forms of identification. Many employers that wish to remain compliant during I-9 audits have chosen to use an electronic version of the I-9 form or E-Verify. Some states have mandated E-Verify for all employers or at least federal employees.
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Human Resources has continually new and improved resources at its disposal. From recruiting to hiring, technology and updated processes have helped to catapult the growth of the electronic era. Going paperless offers digital storage and ease of accessibility but employers must also be mindful of regulations around digital storage and retention of documents.
With that in mind, the growing trend of paperless hiring offers a myriad of benefits to human resources departments.
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When a new employee is hired, they must complete certain paperwork to verify that they are legally able and eligible to work in the United States.
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