Over the last several years, many state governments have mandated the use of E-Verify as a tool to be used when conducting an employment screening. Recently, the House Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security held a hearing to discuss the possibility of requiring ALL employers nationwide to utilize E-Verify as a part of reforming the immigration system. E-Verify, which checks the legal status of employees and their employment eligibility by comparing their I9 information against government records, has become a standard screening tool by more than 430,000 American employers. Aside from those companies that reside in states which mandate it’s use, all others utilize this system voluntarily as a way of protecting their business.
During the hearing, some of the items that were discussed as a way of further developing the E-Verify system were:
- Continued program growth
- Customer satisfaction based on program growth
- Improvements in accuracy for authorized employees
- Increasing E-Verify Accuracy and Efficiency
- Strengthening E-Verify and combating identity fraud
PeopleG2 is an authorized agent of E-Verify, and works with the Department of Homeland Security to ensure that all I-9 verifications that are processed through E-Verify are returned with satisfactory results. In the event that eligibility to work is not provided via E-Verify, PeopleG2 will assist its clients in its role as an agent by helping the employer through the next steps with the DHS.
As the E-Verify debate continues to unfold, PeopleG2 is here to help get businesses registered with the Department of Homeland Security to use E-Verify if they choose to utilize this as a part of their background check process.