The Federal E-Verify system enables employers to verify a worker’s immigration status and Social Security number. An internet-based system, E-Verify compares information from an employee's Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, to data from U.S. Department of Homeland Security and Social Security Administration records to confirm employment eligibility. This otherwise voluntary program operated by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security is designed to stop unauthorized employment and to ensure a legal U.S. workforce.
For most businesses, participation in E-Verify is voluntary; however, some companies may be required by city ordinances, state law, or federal regulation to use E-Verify. E-Verify also is required for employers with federal contracts or subcontracts that contain the Federal Acquisition Regulation E-Verify clause.
Ordinances in several California cities that we serve, including the Southwest Riverside County cities of Temecula, Menifee, Lake Elsinore, and Murrieta, now require businesses with one or more employees to screen new hires through the E-Verify system. Businesses that do not comply risk losing their business licenses.
Enrolling in the E-Verify system requires the employer to complete a number of detailed steps. Want to bypass all that hassle? Then contact us for help with the employment eligibility process. We're here to help!