On Jan. 20, 2017, U.S. senator, Chuck Grassley, introduced legislation that would make E-Verify mandatory for employers nationwide.
Representative Robert Nardolillo (R-Dist. 28, Coventry) stated he will propose legislation in 2017 to reinstate the federal background check system in The Ocean State. In 2014 then-Governor Lincoln Chafee signed an executive order that protected illegal immigrants in Rhode Island.
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.