DOJ: How to Prevent Discrimination Arising from the Use of E-Verify

DOJFrom the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), comes a new published Guidance relating to the use of E-Verify.  The recent, though short-lived excitement over the use of E-Verify for employment verification has now quieted down. Private-sector employees are back to the voluntary use of the system as a method for confirming that newly hired employees are authorized to work in the country.   Continue reading

GAO Says Universal Mandatory E-Verify Will Be A Challenge

E-Verify_LogoE-Verify is now mandatory for all federal contractors.  Pursuant to the executive order issued yesterday, federal contractors must use the E-Verify program to confirm the work eligibility of all employees currently working on a government contract, as well as all newly hired employees whether they are working on a government contract project or not.  The Executive Branch says that the E-Verify system will be able to handle this increasing demand. Continue reading

Attention Government Contractors!! You Are Being Ordered to Use E-Verify!

E-Verify_LogoFederal contractors are now required to use E-Verify, an Internet-based system operated by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) & the Social Security Administration (SSA) that allows employers to electronically verify the employment eligibility of their newly hired employees.  E-Verify is a free and, until last week, voluntary way to determine the employment eligibility of new hires and the validity of their Social Security Numbers. Continue reading