I-9 AND E-VERIFY: IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR EMPLOYERS AND EMPLOYEES
The Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA) legally mandates that U.S. employers verify the employment eligibility status of newly-hired employees and makes it unlawful for employers to knowingly hire or continue to employ unauthorized workers. With the passage of the IRCA, founders of Form I-9 Compliance worked closely with the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) to develop the original Form I-9 and they have been providing I-9 consulting services since.
Many US employers are contemplating voluntary usage of the E-Verify Employment Eligibility Verification System to assist with I-9 processing. Another reason to use the system would be in consideration of the requirements recently set forth regarding extending job offers to F-1 students who are applying for a 17-month extension of optional practical training (OPT – extended work authorization) on the basis of a degree in science, technology, engineering or mathematics ( STEM).
Form I-9 Compliance is the first federally-approved Designated Agent of the Department of Homeland Security and the Social Security Administration for Form I-9 employment verifications.
What with advanced technology and database sharing capability, regardless of whether or not your employer is participating in the E-Verify pilot program, it is everyone’s responsibility to keep their information current with the above-mentioned agencies.
For detailed information, please visit USCIS website athttp://www.uscis.gov/files/nativedocuments/e-verify-swa-registration.pdf
for how to register for E-Verify &http://www.uscis.gov/portal/site/uscis/menuitem.5af9bb95919f35e66f614176543f6d1a/?vgnextoid=31b3ab0a43b5d010VgnVCM10000048f3d6a1RCRD&vgnextchannel=db029c7755cb9010VgnVCM10000045f3d6a1RCRD
for all details regarding I-9 form.