Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn
The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced the expansion of the myE-Verify service that gives workers a free and secure way to participate in the E-Verify process nationwide to all 50 states. To learn more, visit the myE-Verify page on the USCIS website at http://www.uscis.gov/mye-verify.
“Since its inception, E-Verify has provided employees with valuable online tools and resources regarding the employment eligibility verification process,” said USCIS Director León Rodríguez. “myE-Verify signifies a significant step forward for added transparency, features, and identity protection.”
myE-Verify allows employees to create and maintain secure personal accounts and access features for identity protection such as the Employee Rights Toolkit. Individuals have their identities verified through Self Check when creating a myE-Verify account for added security. myE-Verify introduces the following services now available nationwide:
- myE-Verify Accounts allows employees and job seekers to set up free and secure personal accounts to manage the use of their information in E-Verify and Self Check.
- Self Lock allows individuals to lock their social security numbers to prevent unauthorized or fraudulent use within E-Verify. Self Lock is available only to myE-Verify account holders.
- myResources is a section of the myE-Verify site that contains information in multi-media formats to educate employees about their rights and the responsibilities of employers in the employment eligibility verification process.
E-Verify is the free web-based service from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). According to the USCIS – the federal government agency that oversees lawful immigration to the United States – E-Verify is used by nearly 600,000 employers at over 1.8 million hiring sites to confirm the employment eligibility of new employees.
U.S. law requires companies to employ individuals who may legally work in the country – either U.S. citizens or foreign citizens with authorization. E-Verify allows businesses to determine the eligibility of their employees to work in the United States. For more information about E-Verify, visit http://www.uscis.gov/e-verify.
ESR is a Designated E-Verify Employer Agent
Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) – ‘The Background Check Authority®’ – is a Designated E-Verify Employer Agent that helps employers with Form I-9 and E-Verify compliance to ensure that newly hired employees are legally eligible to work in the United States. For more information, please visit http://www.esrcheck.com/.
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