All U.S. employers must confirm the eligibility of their employees to work in the United States. This is accomplished by collecting Form I-9 (Employment Eligibility Verification) from new employees and reviewing the provided information to confirm employment eligibility.
E-Verify is a government-sponsored system that allows enrolled employers to confirm employment eligibility online. Employers enter information from a newly-hired employee’s Form I-9 in to e-verify.gov which electronically matches information on Form I-9 against records available to the Social Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security. The employer receives an almost immediate response either confirming the employee’s employment eligibility or indicating that further action is needed.
Participation in the E-Verify program is voluntary but may be required by certain states or under some federal contracts. E-Verify has over 750,000 registered users.
To enroll in E-Verify, visit https://www.e-verify.gov/employers and click the button “enroll in e-verify.”