Employment Eligibility Verification (E-Verify)
We offer an immigration status solution that will economically streamline the verification process and get your new employees into your workplace all the faster. Our I-9 or employment eligibility verification (EEV) screening verifies the accuracy of Social Security Numbers, Immigration “A” numbers, and I-94 arrival/departure numbers and obtains employees’ legal right to work status with a DHS-issued verification number. Many documents can be used to show identity and work eligibility, but the I-9 is the only fool-proof way to be sure the information you are getting is accurate. I-9 compliance was the first Federal verification method approved by the Social Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security for I-9 employment verification.
The Law and Risks of Noncompliance: The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (IRCA) legally mandates that U.S. employers must verify the employment eligibility status of newly-hired employees and makes it unlawful for employers to knowingly hire or continue to employ unauthorized workers. Noncompliance, whether intentional or caused simply by oversight, has severe legal and financial consequences imposed by the Department of Homeland Security, as well as the potential of a corporate image tarnished by negative publicity. Following is a partial list of federally mandated fines:
*For employers who fail to properly complete, retain, or make I-9 forms available for inspection, fines range from $100 to $1,100 per individual I-9.
*For employers who knowingly hire or knowingly continue to employ unauthorized workers, civil penalties range from $250 to $11,000 per violation.
*For employers engaging in a pattern or practice of knowingly hiring or continuing to employ unauthorized workers, criminal penalties can be as much as $3,000 per unauthorized employee and/or 6 months of imprisonment.
All states vary in the laws regarding which employers must do an EEV screenings on their employees. Our company is located in Oklahoma and the law states that it is mandatory for all public employers, contractors and subcontractors do the screening.