Every US employer is required by law to complete an I-9 form for new employees, in accordance with the US Citizenship and Immigration Services’ requirements for establishing the individual’s identity and eligibility to work. There is an E-Verify process for handling I-9 forms that can assist HR departments in filling out the necessary paperwork electronically, which can significantly improve recruiting efforts. Some basic information about E-Verify can help you determine whether the solution is right for your company.

What is E-Verify? To comply with the requirements of I-9 filing, E-Verify is an online system that compares details from the form to data stored by federal agencies regarding a person’s eligibility to work in the US. Using the system isn’t required at the national level, so not all jurisdictions are impacted; however, there may be a mandate in the near future, which means companies should be considering E-Verify compliant solutions now. Plus, the electronic process helps prevent employers from hiring ineligible employees, which can result in significant penalties and fines.


Benefits of E-Verify to Improve Recruiting

The reasons above are very compelling, but there are additional incentives for companies to implement technology that integrates with the E-Verify system for recruitment purposes.

An E-Verify solution that automates I-9 completion can reduce many of the paperwork challenges HR departments face when bringing on new employees. The result is a more streamlined recruitment and onboarding process, while still remaining in compliance with USCIS requirements. Paypro’s E-Verify Connector provides seamless integration between E-Verify and our workforce management solution, for a more efficient employee record keeping process. Please contact us for more information.