Within the past week or so, a couple of significant items regarding the future of
E-Verify have come out of Washington. First things first…Congress has voted
to extend the E-Verify program for another three years–specifically until September
30th, 2015. While the bill has yet to be signed by President Obama, he is highly
likely to do so.
In addition, the E-Verify Memorandums of Understanding, (MOUs), have been retooled,
and the proposed versions are now available for public comment. The comment
period for these items will be open until November 13th. Some of the key changes
proposed involve an expanded responsibility for training being placed on Employer
Agents, the disallowing of language designed to make it appear as though a vendor
has received some federal stamp of approval for their site, and the restricting of
access to current employees who actually require access. There are several other
new points introduced, and all users of E-Verify should check their respective MOUs
to see how these changes could possibly affect them. (There are 6 MOUs in all)
The proposed MOUs can be found on the regulations.gov site.
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