Written By Thomas Ahearn
The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) – the government agency that oversees lawful immigration to the United States – is inviting employers to a virtual E-Verify and Form I-9 Forum on Monday, June 23, 2014, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. (Eastern) to discuss the E-Verify and Form I-9 federal employment eligibility verification programs. A E-Verify and Form I-9 Forum flyer is available at http://www.esrcheck.com/file/E-Verify-FormI-9-Virtual-Forum-Flyer.pdf.
Employers and business associations will meet with Department of Homeland Security (DHS) officials in four USCIS offices be connected via video teleconference. The agenda will include a briefing on the latest information about E-Verify and Form I-9, followed by a discussion among the government officials and employers about best practices. The final segment will be an open forum about the use of E-Verify.
Attendees of the E-Verify and Form I-9 Forum will:
- Hear the latest about E-Verify and Form I-9
- Share E-Verify experiences and best practices
- Give feedback about E-Verify
- Engage with colleagues
- Dialogue with DHS and USCIS officials
The Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA) of 1986 requires employers to examine documentation from new employees hired after November 6, 1986 to prove their identity and eligibility to work in the United States. This act led to the Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification requiring employees to attest to their work eligibility and employers to certify the documents presented appear to be genuine and relate to the individual. The most recently updated Form I-9 is available at http://www.uscis.gov/sites/default/files/files/form/i-9.pdf.
E-Verify is an Internet-based system that compares information from the Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification to data from the DHS and Social Security Administration (SSA) records to confirm employment eligibility. To learn more, visit http://www.uscis.gov/e-verify/what-e-verify.
Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) is a Designated E-Verify Employer Agent that helps employers with E-Verify and Form I-9 compliance. For more information, visit http://www.esrcheck.com/Services/Identity-Credit/I-9-E-Verify/, call Toll Free 888.999.4474, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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