I-9 AND E-VERIFY: IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR EMPLOYERS AND EMPLOYEES
July 11, 2008 - Many US employers are contemplating voluntary usage of the E-Verify Employment Eligibility Verification System to assist with I-9 processing. Another reason to use the system would be in consideration of the requirements recently set forth regarding extending job offers to F-1 students who are applying for a 17-month extension of optional practical training (OPT - extended work authorization) on the basis of a degree in science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM).
With the implementation of the E-Verify electronic pilot program (a program in partnership with and providing database links to the SSA and the DHS/USCIS), it is incumbent upon all new employees to make sure that their information is current with the above-listed agencies. We also recommend keeping your information current with the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV).
What with advanced technology and database sharing capability, regardless of whether or not your employer is participating in the E-Verify pilot program, it is everyone's responsibility to keep their information current with the above-mentioned agencies.
Applicable situations where information should be updated are:
Immigration Solutions provides telephonic and onsite I-9 training, consulting and document auditing, as well as employer compliance education and program development. If you would like more information from us on this, please do not hesitate to contact us directly.
- A change of address
- A social security number change
- A name change as a result of marriage, divorce or adoption
- A change in status or work authorization; i.e., from visitor or student status to non-immigrant, work-authorized status; a change from one work authorized status to another as in H-1B to L-1 classification
- A change from nonimmigrant to immigrant status; i.e. H-1B to Green-Card/Permanent Residency status
- A change from permanent residency to US citizenship
Additionally, if we can assist your facility with immigration processing, or certification/licensing services in regard to the hiring of foreign health care workers, we would be pleased to speak with the appropriate person concerning this. Unlike other immigration attorneys - this is our area of specialty. We hope to hear from you soon.
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