How can you know for sure that your employees are legally allowed to work in the United States? You looked at their identification when you hired them, but what if it was a forgery or expired?
E-Verify is a federal database that you can use to verify the employment authorization of your workers. Once you enroll, you will log in to E-Verify after a new hire completes Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification.
Participation in E-Verify is voluntary for most employers; however, many state laws or federal regulations may require it for certain businesses, including those with federal contracts. As of January 2015, 19 states have laws regarding E-Verify in some capacity.