E-Verify Connection A publication of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) March 2013 Issue XII
Note this issue now contains a correction!
Welcome to E-Verify Connection, an e-newsletter from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) for U.S. employers and workers. Each issue will bring you updates about E-Verify’s advances and activities, as well as other useful information related to employment eligibility verification.
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A PDF version of E-Verify Connection is available online.
All U.S. employers are required to verify the identity and employment eligibility of everyone they hire. Please join the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services and the U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, Office of Special Counsel for Immigration Related Unfair Employment Practices, for a webinar that can help you to be INFORMED and to KNOW YOUR RIGHTS regarding employment and hiring practices.
Do you have questions about Form I9, Self Check or your Employee Rights? Are you an existing E-Verify user who needs questions answered?
Let USCIS help you.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is here to teach you and answer all your questions about Employment Verification (E-Verify) with free, live and interactive webinars.
Check out the FREE E-Verify Webinar Schedule, for EMPLOYERS AND EMPLOYEES. Be in the Know – Take a Free Webinar today.
Background: Federal law requires every employer and agricultural recruiter/referrer-for-a-fee hiring an individual for employment in the US to verify his or her identity and employment authorization through completion of Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification. US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has a website dedicated to this process including:
– Employee Rights – Preventing Discrimination – Filing a Discrimination Claim
Do you know that you can use Employment Verification (E-Verify) Self Check now? Self Check is a service of E-Verify. It is a free, Internet-based application that can be used by anyone in the U.S. over the age of 16 to confirm his or her employment eligibility. The service is available nationwide. After you enter a small amount of information, the Self Check service will check that information against various government databases to determine your work eligibility in the United States.
On Nov. 9, 2011 at 3:30 p.m. EST, USCIS will conduct a national Spanish-language public engagement and will discuss the USCIS E-Verify “Know Your Rights: Employee Rights and Responsibilities” campaign and highlight the agency’s translation of E-Verify website content into Spanish.
The event will be broadcast live from USCIS Headquarters in Washington DC. Individuals may participate via teleconference or Web stream.
A panel consisting of representatives from USCIS, the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, and the Department of Justice’s Office of Special Counsel will facilitate the discussion. Click here for an English version of the event flyer. Click here for a Spanish version of the event flyer.