Today's post comes from G.Neil's HR News Weekly:
If a recently proposed bill gains traction, all employers may one day be required to use E-Verify to check an applicant's eligibility to work in the United States. The Secure America through Verification and Enforcement (SAVE) Act is a bipartisan bill that was recently reintroduced in the House of Representatives. If implemented, the bill would create a four-year phase -in period for using E-Verify with potential and current hires, as follows:
=> Federal government, federal contractors and large employers with 250+ employees - within one year
=> Companies with 100 to 250 employees - within two years
=> Companies with 30 to 100 employees - within three years
=> All other employers - within four years
In addition to E-Verify compliance for employers, the SAVE Act would enhance border security and step up enforcement of existing immigration laws. Keep in mind that the bill is one of many versions of legislation introduced in the House and Senate since 2007, all which have failed to advance.
Even if you don't currently use E-Verify with your new employees, you still must confirm that they are eligible to work in the United States. Ensure you're up to date on the latest immigration laws, and fulfill mandatory verification requirements, with our Forms I-9 and other practical tools.
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