As a federal contractor, I want to make sure that we have 180 days to e-verify all our existing employees?
I heard from the webinar that there is an exception for people who have active gov clearance. However, there are all kinds of clearance from different department; could you tell me which clearance can be counted in exception?
Do our HR and accounting staff need to be e-verify as well? They don't really work directly work on any govenment contracts.
Even if we are doing e-verify, do we still need to keep all I-9 forms and all other support documents on file for 3+ years?
If we are a prime contractor, do our subcontractors need to e-verify their employees, and do we have the obligation on that?
Why should I consider participating in E-Verify?
E-Verify is currently the best means available for employers to verify electronically the employment eligibility of their newly hired employees. E-Verify virtually eliminates Social Security mismatch letters, improves the accuracy of wage and tax reporting, protects jobs for authorized U.S. workers, and helps U.S employers maintain a legal workforce. For more information about the process for using Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, please see customer guide E-3.
Am I required to participate?
I am an employer with multiple hiring sites. Can one site verify everyone? How?
What is an E-Verify Designated Agent?
An E-Verify Designated Agent is a liaison between E-Verify and employers wishing to participate, but who choose to outsource submission of employment eligibility verification queries for newly hired employees. E-Verify Designated Agents conduct the verification process for other employers or clients.
An E-Verify Designated Agent must register online and sign an MOU with SSA and DHS. Once the MOU is approved, the E-Verify Designated Agent can then begin registering employers and clients who have designated it to perform the company’s verification services. Each employer/client will also be required to sign an MOU and will have a unique E-Verify client number.