Employers should be taking their work authorization obligations just as seriously as the government is. Besides increasing worksite enforcement, the government has also boosted penalties for workplace immigration violations. In June, President Bush amended Executive Order 12989 to require federal contractors to use the government’s E-Verify program. And don’t forget that many states have also passed their own laws, some of which require the use of E-Verify (though some of those laws are facing legal challenges).
Get To Know E-Verify
Executive Order 12989 will become effective when final regulations are issued. Whether you are mandated to, or you voluntarily chose to, use E-Verify, understand that you may not begin the E-Verify process until after an individual accepts an offer of employment and after the Form I-9 is completed; it must be initiated no later than the end of three business days after the new h...(register to read more)