Recently in Texas, there has been plenty of confusion over who should be using E-Verify, and what will happen if they don't. One agency demanded clarity on the vexing approach to employment authorization verification requirements in the Lone Star state.
Gov. Jay Nixon, of Missouri, recently vetoed a state law that some say would have made it easier for people not authorized to work in the U.S. to attain employment.
Form I-9 is a requirement for every U.S. employer to verify employment eligibility and hiring of a legal workforce. The governments web-based E-Verify sytem takes this process one step further by comparing information from an employee's Form I-9 to data from U.S. Department of Homeland Security and Social Security Administration records to confirm employment eligibility.
In Tennessee, employers who once had a choice about whether to use E-Verify will have to start using the background verification program in 2017.
When it comes to E-Verify, unionized employers have to be aware of how much power their unions have over how the company uses the background verification system.
One regional publication described Texas companies as operating under the "honor system" regarding E-Verify use, as the state's position on the background verification system remains cloudy.