E-Verify is an Internet based system operated by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in partnership with the Social Security Administration (SSA) that allows participating employers to electronically verify the employment eligibility of their newly hired employees.
E-Verify is an Internet based system operated by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in partnership with the Social Security Administration (SSA) that allows participating employers to electronically verify the employment eligibility of their newly hired employees. The Obama Administration is pushing to require E-Verify for all federal contracts, and there are an increasing number of state-by-state requirements that prohibit companies from entering into government contracts or retaining their business licenses if they have not verified the identity and immigration status of their workers. Arizona, for example, has mandated the use of E-Verify by all employers and 14 other states have enacted E-Verify laws. A map of states with E-Verify laws in place is available here. 

Williams Mullen keeps clients apprised of the changing regulations and advises on compliance, "safe harbors" and other risk mitigation strategies. Follow the links on the right for Williams Mullen news items, events and publications related to E-Verify. 

Click here to download the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services E-Verify Supplemental Guide for Federal Contractors, published Sept. 8, 2009.

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