New E-Verify and Form I-9 Employee Rights Webinar Presented by USCIS and DOJ Civil Rights Division

A new webinar co-presented by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and Department of Justice (DOJ) Civil Rights Division will help jobseekers, workers, and worker advocates understand employee rights in the Form I-9 and E-Verify processes. For information about the free live webinar – which takes place on Tuesday, November 13, 2012 and Thursday, November 15, 2012 – read the USCIS bulletin at http://content.govdelivery.com/bulletins/gd/USDHSCIS-5b3c81.

The USCIS/DOJ Civil Rights Division webinar will explain employee rights and employer responsibilities in the employment eligibility verification process. It also will include a review of the E-Verify Self Check – a free online service at http://www.uscis.gov/selfcheck that allows workers to check their own employment eligibility status is all 50 states  – as well as materials to educate and assist workers that are available in the Employee Rights Toolkit. To attend one of the webinar sessions, click on either of the links below:

According to the USCIS website: “E-Verify is an Internet-based system that compares information from an employee’s Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, to data from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Social Security Administration (SSA) records to confirm employment eligibility.” The USCIS reports more than 409,000 employers in the United States use E-Verify with about 1,300 new businesses signing up each week. For more information about E-Verify, visit http://www.dhs.gov/e-verify.

While participation in E-Verify is voluntary for many businesses, employers with federal contracts or subcontracts that contain the Federal Acquisition Regulation E-Verify clause must uses the system. In addition, E-Verify use is required by law in several U.S. states, creating a confusing patchwork of regulations for employers to follow. A Designated E-Verify Employer Agent can help employers comply with E-Verify/Form I-9 regulations, eliminate errors, improve accuracy, and maintain a legal workforce.

To learn more about services from a Designated E-Verify Employer Agent such as Employment Screening Resources (ESR), visit http://www.esrcheck.com/formi9.php. For information about background checks, visit Employment Screening Resources (ESR) – ‘The Background Check Authority’ and nationwide background screening firm accredited by The National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS®) – at http://www.esrcheck.com/, call Toll Free 888.999.4474, or email customerservice@esrcheck.com.

Sources:
http://content.govdelivery.com/bulletins/gd/USDHSCIS-5b3c81
https://connect16.uc.att.com/uscis/application/PreeventUIo.asp?Ecode=83363072&UI=0&Msg=&MeetingKey=
http://www.uscis.gov/selfcheck
http://www.uscis.gov/portal/site/uscis/menuitem.eb1d4c2a3e5b9ac89243c6a7543f6d1a/?vgnextoid=ef35f8049c00a310VgnVCM100000082ca60aRCRD&vgnextchannel=ef35f8049c00a310VgnVCM100000082ca60aRCRD

About Employment Screening Resources (ESR):

Founded by safe hiring expert Attorney Les Rosen in 1997, Employment Screening Resources (ESR) – ‘The Background Check AuthoritySM’– provides accurate and actionable information that empowers employers to make informed hiring decisions for the benefit of their organizations, employees, and the public. CEO Rosen literally wrote the book on background checks with “The Safe Hiring Manual” and ESR is accredited by The National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS), a distinction held by a small percent of screening firms. Employers choosing ESR know they have selected an agency meeting the highest industry standards. To learn more, visit http://www.esrcheck.com, call 888.999.4474, or email customerservice@esrcheck.com.

About ESR News:

The Employment Screening Resources (ESR) News blog – ESR News – provides employment screening information for employers, recruiters, and jobseekers on a variety of topics including credit reports, criminal records, data privacy, discrimination, E-Verify, jobs reports, legal updates, negligent hiring, workplace violence, and use of search engines and social network sites for background checks. For more information about ESR News or to send comments or questions, please email ESR News Editor Thomas Ahearn at tahearn@esrcheck.com. To subscribe to the complimentary ESRcheck Report monthly newsletter, please visit http://www.esrcheck.com/Newsletter/.