Employers using E-Verify, please note that E-Verify may not be accessible in the event of a government shutdown. This could occur at the end of this week, if a funding bill is not passed by Congress.
As a reminder, in the event of a government shutdown, employers must continue to complete Form I-9s in compliance with the law, and plan on creating cases in the E-Verify system when the service resumes. Employers would still be required to complete Section 1 of the Form I-9 on or before the first day of employment, and complete Section 2 of the Form I-9 no later than the third business day after an employee begins working for pay.
During a prior shutdown, USCIS issued guidance suspending the “3-day rule” for any case affected by the shutdown. Historically, employees caught in Tentative-Non-Confirmations (TNC) were also provided with an extended time period to resolve the TNC.
Corporate Screening will continue to monitor the E-Verify situation and provide you with additional updates as we learn more.