The impacts of the U.S. Government shutdown are beginning to manifest. The government recently announced E-Verify is currently not available due to the lack of federal funding. This has left many employers wondering how hiring and employment verification can move forward during this budget battle.
While E-Verify is currently unavailable, employers will not be able to do the following:
E-Verify Customer Support and related services are also closed. As a result:
In summary, employers cannot currently use E-Verify to complete the hiring process. If the shutdown continues, the inability to use E-Verify may have a significant impact on employer operations. In response, the government recently announced the following guidance to minimize the burden on both employers and employees:
For more information concerning E-Verify and the employment eligibility verification process, contact Brandon Davis.