E-Verify is the federal government’s free, internet based system which assists employers in determining the employment eligibility of each employee. E-Verify is mandated for federal contractors and is mandatory for some or all employers in certain states.
After properly completing the Form I-9, an employer may enter the required information into the E-Verify system which launches a “case” for each employee. The employee’s information such as name, birthdate, Social Security Account Number, and citizenship status is checked against databases at the Social Security Administration and Department of Homeland Security. Responses are returned from the government indicating that the employee is or is not employment authorized.
Management of these cases must be completed correctly and in a timely manner. Our electronic Form I-9 software has a direct interface with the E-Verify system which allows for automated management of the cases. For cases which require extra attention, our staff will lead the way through the sometimes complex process.