Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States. TWC Services participates in E-Verify.
Know Your Rights — Quick List:
- E-Verify must be used for new hires only. It cannot be used to verify the employment eligibility of current employees.
- E-Verify must be used for all new hires regardless of national origin or citizenship status. It may not be used selectively.
- E-Verify must be used only after hire and after completion of the Form I-9. Employers may not pre-screen applicants through E-Verify.
- If an employee receives a tentative non-confirmation, the employer must promptly provide the employee with information about how to challenge the tentative non-confirmation, including a written notice generated by E-Verify. If an employee decides to challenge a tentative non-confirmation, the employer must provide the person with a referral letter issued by E-Verify that contains specific instructions and contact information.
- Employers may not take any adverse action against an employee because he/she contests a tentative non-confirmation. This includes firing, suspending, withholding pay or training, or otherwise limiting his/her employment.
- The employee must be given eight federal government work days to contact the appropriate federal agency to contest the tentative non-confirmation.
- Employers may not take any adverse action against any employee based upon the tentative non-confirmation for the duration of the tentative non-confirmation (even if it extends beyond ten federal government work days) as long as the employee contacted the appropriate federal agency within eight federal government work days.
- Employers may terminate workers based upon E-Verify only upon receipt of a final non-confirmation or upon notice that an employee has chosen not to contest a tentative non-confirmation.
- Employers may not use E-Verify to re-verify the employment eligibility of an existing employee. Re-verification must be conducted through the Form I-9.
More information is available from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services website:
E-Verify Participation Poster in English and Spanish