WA County Implementing E-Verify Worker Eligibility System

by Tom Ahearn October 15, 2009

As reported by TacomaWeekly.com, Pierce County in Washington state is participating in E-Verify beginning October 6 in order to ensure that those who work for the county are lawfully able to do so.

Effective October 6, applicants for county jobs are screened using E-Verify, a federal Internet database that instantly confirms whether or not job applicants have documents establishing their eligibility to work in the United States, and most businesses seeking to do contract work for the county are required to use the system for their own employees. Businesses also need to confirm they are enrolled in E-Verify if they are seeking road or other county public works contracts worth more than $100,000, and those applying for any other contract worth more than $25,000 must do the same.

E-Verify allows employers to electronically compare information taken from the federal Form I-9 – the paper-based employment form used for all new hires – against nearly 450 million records in the Social Security Administration database and 80 million records in the Department of Homeland Security’s immigration database.

A designated E-Verify service agent, I-9Compliance.com — a member of the Pre-Employ.com Family of Companies — is pre-integrated with the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) E-Verify system and provides employers with a paperless, web-based I-9/E-Verify solution. To view a complimentary webinar titled "E-Verify & Federal Contractors: Know The Facts" currently available for on-demand viewing, visit http://www.i-9compliance.com/Webinars. To learn more about I-9Compliance.com, visit www.i-9compliance.com, email info@i-9compliance.com, or call 1-800-300-1821.

tahearn@i-9compliance.com

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