While federal law mandates that federal contractors and subcontractors in all states must use the otherwise voluntary electronic employment eligibility verification system known as E-Verify, several U.S. states – including Alabama, Arizona, California, Georgia, and North Carolina – recently enacted laws mandating the use (or non-use) of E-verify, a free web-based system that allows employers to …Continue reading "New E-Verify Laws Create Complex Web of Federal and State Rules for Employers"
A new law in Alabama signed by Republican Governor Robert Bentley would require employers to use the now-voluntary federal employment eligibility verification system known as E-Verify to ensure that newly hired employees are legally eligible to work in the United States and would also authorize the revocation of business licenses for companies that employ illegal …Continue reading "New Alabama Law Requires Employers to Use E-Verify Employment Eligibility Verification System"
Joining the growing list of states mandating the use of the government’s E-Verify electronic employment eligibility verification system for private companies, Georgia Governor Nathan Deal has signed into law a stringent immigration bill – ‘HB 87 – The ‘Illegal Immigration Reform and Enforcement Act of 2011’ – that requires private employers in the state with …Continue reading "Georgia Governor Signs Immigration Enforcement Law Requiring Use of E-Verify for Employment Eligibility Verification"
By Thomas Ahearn, Employment Screening Resources (ESR) News Editor A member of the U.S. House of Representatives responding to an editorial in the Washington Post wrote that the E-Verify electronic employment eligibility verification system helps employers check the immigration status of workers and maintain a legal workforce, and also that E-Verify can only be used on new …Continue reading "Supporters Say E-Verify Helps Employers Check Immigration Status of Newly Hired Employees"
By Lester Rosen, Employment Screening Resources (ESR) President & Thomas Ahearn, ESR News Editor Employment Screening Resources (ESR) Fourth Annual ‘Top Ten Trends in Pre-Employment Background Screening’ for 2011 Trend No. 9: E-Verify and I-9 Audits Help Government Find Employers with Illegal Workers An October 2010 press release from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) …Continue reading "ESR Background Screening Trend 9 for 2011: E-Verify and I-9 Audits Help Government Find Employers with Illegal Workers"
By Thomas Ahearn, ESR News Blog Recently, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Director John Morton announced that ICE worksite enforcement statistics climbed to historically high record numbers in Fiscal Year 2010 – from October 1, 2009 to September 30, 2010 – with more audits of …Continue reading "DHS and ICE Announce Record Figures for Fiscal Year 2010 Including 500 Percent Increase in Worksite Enforcement Penalties and Near Doubling of I-9 Audits"
By Thomas Ahearn, ESR News Blog Writer In an effort to stop the employment of unauthorized workers, Pennsylvania and New Jersey have introduced legislation for E-Verify, the web-based Employment Eligibility Verification System run by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). E-Verify lets employers electronically verify the employment eligibility of newly hired employees by comparing information …Continue reading "Pennsylvania and New Jersey Forwarding E-Verify Legislation to Stop Employment of Unauthorized Workers"
By Thomas Ahearn, ESR news Staff Writer According to a report in the New York Times, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has levied a record $3 million in civil fines so far in 2010 on employers that hired unauthorized workers not legally eligible to work in the country. Unlike the immigration raids and …Continue reading "ICE Levies Record $3 Million in Civil Fines on Employers Hiring Unauthorized Workers So Far in 2010"
By Thomas Ahearn, ESR NEWS Staff Writer According to a report on TDN.com, (The Daily News Online), officials in Lewis County, Washington have approved a resolution requiring all contractors hired by the county for $100,000 or above to verify the employment eligibility of their workers through the government’s E-Verify Electronic Employment Eligibility Verification system. E-Verify — …Continue reading "County in Washington to Require E-Verify Use for Contractors"