Also Makes E-Verify Available In Spanish

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently launched a new online resource providing employer and employee guidance relating to the I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification Form. "I-9 Central" provides employers with information relating to I-9 completion, examples of acceptable documents, and I-9 retention and storage guidance. Employers also can pose questions through a toll-free number and via email.

The new site provides much of the same information found in the Form M-274 Handbook for Employers, an essential resource for I-9 guidance. I-9 Central provides employers with an alternative way to access I-9 information and also with the opportunity to pose questions not otherwise answered.

USCIS also rolled out E-Verify website content in Spanish. Perhaps the most important feature now in Spanish are instructions for employees on how to resolve a tentative non-confirmation (TNC). In approximately three percent of all E-Verify inquiries a TNC occurs, which means E-Verify is unable to match employee information with its database of employment authorized persons. In such cases, employees commonly need to visit a Social Security Administration office to resolve any discrepancy. The new website content will be a valuable resource for Spanish-speaking employees that need to resolve a TNC.