Know Your Rights About E-Verify
Last updated JANUARY 2010 | Versión en español
E-Verify (formerly known as the Basic Pilot program) is a voluntary, Internet-based program that allows participating employers to electronically verify workers’ employment eligibility with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Social Security Administration (SSA). E-Verify is supposed to be used only after a worker is hired, and after the employer verifies the worker’s employment eligibility using an official government form called “Form I 9, Employment Eligibility Verification,” usually referred to as the “I 9 form.” Because the government databases upon which E-Verify relies contain errors that may affect you and many employers do not follow program rules, it is important that you know what your rights are.
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