As of July 1, 2013, all employers currently using the E-Verify program must enter an employee's email address into the E-Verify program when the employee provides the email on the Employment Eligibility Verification, Form I-9. Earlier this year, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services ("USCIS" revised the Form I-9 to include a space in Section 1 for an employee to voluntarily provide his or her email address. If an employee voluntarily provides his or her email address, the employer must input this information into the E-Verify program. This new addition will allow an employee to receive by email a Tentative Nonconfirmation ("TNC"). This new obligation on the part of the employer does relieve the employer of providing the TNC to the employee and does not affect an employee's rights to contest the TNC. Employers are reminded that participation in the E-Verify program remains voluntary with the exception of federal contracts, certain state contracts and applicable state and local laws.