E-Verify is an online service that confirms an employee’s information based on government records, and verifies work eligibility in seconds.
What we'll cover
- How does E-Verify work?
- Am I required to verify employee information?
- How is E-Verify different from the SSN Verification Service?
How does E-Verify work?
E-Verify takes the information provided on an employee's Form I-9 (Employment Eligibility Verification) and compares it to existing government records, including:
- The US Department of Homeland Security
- The Social Security Administration
- Immigration and naturalization records
- State-issued driver's licenses and identity document information
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Am I required to verify employee information?
The services are available to all employers across the nation who wish to participate, but some state and local laws require this verification to be completed when hiring employees and certain federal contractors. For example, as of July 1, 2023, the Florida Department of Revenue requires that employers with 25 employees or more use E-Verify for all employees. State laws are constantly being updated, which is why it's recommended to contact your state department of labor to confirm if participation is required.
How is E-Verify different from the SSN Verification Service?
While the Social Security Administration’s program verifies that a name matches a Social Security Number (SSN), it's possible to have a valid SSN but not be authorized to work in the United States. Using E-Verify confirms the employment eligibility of newly hired employees.