July 1, 2013 marks the last effective date in NC’s E-Verify legislation. All employers with 25 or more employees will be required to use E-Verify to check work authorization for all new hires.
What is E-Verify?
E-Verify is a federal, internet-based program which validates that an individual is authorized to work in the United States. An employer inputs information from the new hire’s I-9 (Employment Eligibility Verification Form) and E-Verify compares the information with government records. E-Verify is instant and free.
If you have not used E-Verify before, your company will need to create an account with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (https://e-verify.uscis.gov/enroll/StartPage.aspx?JS=YES). The USCIS site will provide a checklist for items to gather prior to enrollment and will guide you through each step of the process. Once enrolled, you can simply log in to complete employment verification each time a new employ is hired.
There are multiple sites with additional E-Verify information: