Staffing Industry Insurance: myE-verify Service Spreading
The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) department recently announced the expansion of their myE-Verify services to an additional 16 states this year. Workers in California, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, South Carolina, Texas, Utah and Washington will soon be able to create and maintain accounts designed to improve help individuals monitor and protect their identity information. The web-based myE-Verify service is already available to individuals in Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Mississippi, Virginia and the District of Columbia so they may monitor their employment eligibility and protect their social security information.
As many staffing professionals know, E-Verify is a free web-based service run by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and used by nearly 550,000 employers , according to the DHS, to verify employment eligibility of job candidates. U.S. law requires that companies only employ only individuals who may legally work in the United States as either documented U.S. citizens, or foreign citizens who have the necessary authorization. According to the DHS, the “diverse [American] workforce contributes greatly to the vibrancy and strength of our economy, but that same strength also attracts unauthorized employment.”
Essentially the systems compares information from an employee’s Form I-9 to data from U.S. Department of Homeland Security and Social Security Administration records to confirm employment eligibility. The E-verify service helps over 1.4 million hiring sites, including staffing agencies and other employers, verify that prospective employees are able to legally work in the United States.
Reports indicate that the USCIS plans to eventually roll out myE-Verify nationwide to allow employees to better track and protect their Social Security information and other identity documentation. The USCIS is encouraging employers to share the myE-verify information with job candidates and employees to spread awareness for the services.
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