E-Verify, the system companies use to confirm a new hire’s employment eligibility, has been temporarily suspended due to the government shutdown.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has announced that days the system will be unavailable will not count against an employee trying to resolve a tentative nonconfirmation (TNC), and that the three-day rule for creating new cases has also been suspended.
JD Supra reminds employers who choose to bypass E-Verify and hire new employees during the partial shutdown that they:
.[..]must still comply with all Form I-9 requirements. Specifically, a Form I-9 must be completed for all employees within three business days from the date that they begin working for pay.
For more details surrounding the guidelines for employers to follow during the shutdown, please click here.
The information included in this blog post originally appeared in an article from JD Supra on January 14, 2019, written by Melissa Manna of Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.