About a year ago, I received a notice in the mail from the Government that informed me that my childcare business was required to verify that my employees were not illegal immigrants. Moreover, the letter indicated that I was required to register my company with e-verify.
After reading the letter, I thought: ” Oh boy one more thing to do!” Then I thought about the immigration problems that our country was having and I completely understood the reason for the e-verify system.
What is e-Verify?
E-Verify is an Internet-based system that compares information from an employee’s Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, to data from U.S. Department of Homeland Security and Social Security Administration records to confirm employment eligibility.
Does Your childcare business receive funds from the government?
If your childcare business receives funds from the government, it is vital that you register your employees with e-verify, because it is the Law and you do not want to risk losing any government funding.
What I recently discovered about the e-verify system
First of all, I want to be the first to admit to you that I was slacking with this system, however, all of my employees are now e-verified and I am in compliance with the law. Furthermore, I am writing this blog post to share with you three things that I recently discovered after reviewing the e-verify tutorial online:
- You must conduct a e-verify within 3 days of hiring a new employee
- You must print and post the following posters : E-Verify Participation Poster and The Right to Work Poster in your business
- It is the Law! I thought that it was a requirement for businesses receiving government funs only.
You may already be complying with this law and if so, great job. If not, visit the e-verify site today, so that you are in compliance with Employment Eligibility Laws.
For more information on the e-Verify Law, click here
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