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HR Groups Rally Around Legislation to Create New Electronic Verification System

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HR advocacy groups are applauding legislation introduced in Congress last week that would create a new mandatory electronic employment verification system. The New Employee Verification Act (H.R. 5515) would use an existing government database—one that is used to locate parents who fail to pay child support—to check the work eligibility status of new employees. It would replace the federal government’s soon-to-expire pilot program (E-Verify) that employers complain is slow and error-prone.

"With authorization for E-Verify scheduled to expire at the end of 2008, now is the time for Congress to establish a more advanced, reliable and effective employment verification system," said Susan Meisinger, president of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).

The bill would introduce a new paperless Electronic Employment Verification System (EEVS). It would require employers to confirm the work eligibility of each new ...(register to read more)

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