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Wayne W. Williams

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Electronic Verification Program

Federal law prohibits employers from hiring or continuing to employ an unauthorized alien. The work status of new employees can be verified using the Electronic Verification Program (E-Verify), administered by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the Social Security Administration.

Conducting an E-Verify search involves matching a social security number and other information reported on Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, to government records.

E-Verify:


As with all current employee-verification programs, E-Verify is not always accurate. If a new employee is legally documented to work in the U.S. but the employer receives a final notice of nonconfirmation of work eligibility for the employee through E-Verify, there is recourse for the employee. Visit the employees section of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services website.

For information about the employee’s identity documents presented for Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, visit www.uscis.gov. Useful information is also available on the Employment Verification Law page at the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment.


It is unlawful for an employer to:


For more specific information regarding the E-Verify program and its requirements and use, employers should consult 8 U.S.C. Sec. 1324a (PDF).

 

[1] 24-34-402, C.R.S.