E-Verify is a free Internet-based system administered by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security that compares information from an employee’s Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, to data from U.S. Department of Homeland Security and Social Security Administration records to confirm employment eligibility.

While all federal contractors are required to enroll in the E-Verify system, private employers are not always required to do so. It is important to note, however, that some states have mandated enrollment in E-Verify for all employers.

Our firm can help your organization determine its obligations under federal law to ensure compliance.

I-9 Compliance

American employers increasingly rely on top global talent to grow their business, from start-up companies to large multinational corporations. Employers who wish to hire foreign nationals must navigate a complex maze of federal laws and regulations.

Pursuant to the Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA) of 1986, employers must verify the identity and employment authorization of each person they hire. Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, helps employers to verify that foreign nationals are authorized to work in the United States.

Violations of IRCA can result in heavy sanctions or even criminal charges. Therefore, it is vital for employers to fully understand their duties and obligations when hiring foreign workers.

Our firm expertly guides employers of all sizes—whether startups or multinational corporations—through the complex process of bringing foreign nationals on board in industries as diverse as technology, finance, art, healthcare, manufacturing, and many more.