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E-Verify: Employee Rights and Responsibilities

This video places special emphasis on the rights of employees, particularly when an employee receives a message from E-Verify indicating that there is a problem with the employment eligibility documents that the employee submitted to the employer. For more information about E-Verify or for the visually accessible version of this video, please visit

E-Verify: Employee Rights and Responsibilities

E-Verify: Employer Responsibilities and Worker Rights

This video explains E-Verify rules, procedures, and policies to employers with an emphasis on safeguarding employee privacy. The video reminds employers that they must not use E-Verify to discriminate against or prescreen employees. For more information about E-Verify or for the visually accessible version of this video, please visit

E-Verify: How to Create a Case (USCIS)

Published on Jun 7, 2010

This animation demonstrates how to create a case in E-Verify. In this demonstration, we create a case for an employee who is a U.S. citizen and who presented an unexpired driver's license and Social Security card for his Form I-9. For more information, visit 

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E-Verify: How to Create a Case (USCIS)

What is E-Verify

People come to the United States illegally to work. This takes away jobs and wages that could go to US citizens and legal immigrants. There's an easy way for employers to become part of the solution for stopping unauthorized employment, it's called E-Verify.

E-Verify is a voluntary online system that allows employers to quickly check the authorization status of new hires. Overseen by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), E-Verify electronically compares applicant information from work eligibility forms against records in the Social Security Administration (SSA) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) immigration databases. 

Using E-Verify is very easy! The employer enters employee information in the free online E-Verify program and receives an answer about the status of their new hire within seconds. 

Why should employers use E-Verify?

Using helps enforce the law. Properly using it keeps an employer in compliance with employment eligibility laws. Using E-Verify ensures that an employer only hires individuals authorized to work in the United States, thereby protecting jobs for authorized US workers.

It's free to use and provides eligibility results within as little as 5 seconds. E-verify also improves the accuracy of wage and tax reporting.

Does E-Verify really work?

According to USCIS, over 98% of employees entered into E-Verify are authorized to work instantly or within 24 hours requiring no employee or employer-action. Of the less than 2% to receive an initial rejection, only 0.3% are later confirmed to be authorized. This means that the system's initial validation is extremely accurate. 

More than 250,000 employers are currently using E-Verify with thousands more enrolling in the program each week. 17 states have laws or executive orders requiring the use of E-Verify to ensure a legal workforce. 

For more information about E-Verify, visit FAIR's website.

What is E-Verify