Due to the government shutdown, the E-Verify system is not functioning.
During the shutdown, employers are reminded that they 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.
Employees are still required to complete Section 1 of the Form I-9 on or before the first day of employment, and employers still need to 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 “three day rule” for any E-Verify case affected by the shutdown. Historically, employees caught in the Tentative-Non-Confirmations (TNC) process were also provided with an extended time period to resolve the TNC.
Form I-9 Compliance, our E-Verify Employer Agent for web services, is prepared to queue up cases for all eligible employees with a completed Electronic Form I-9 in our system (who have not been submitted to E-Verify) and then auto process them when E-Verify is back up.
For those clients that only utilize our E-Verify service without our Electronic Form I-9, unfortunately, they will need to re-submit their E-Verify queries once the E-Verify service has been restored after the government shutdown ends.