E-Verify / Potential Shutdown Notification
Posted on: April 25, 2017
Please be advised E-Verify may not be accessible in the event of a government shutdown which could occur at the end of this week if a funding bill is not passed by Congress.
In the event of a government shutdown, employers are reminded that they must continue to complete Form I-9’s in compliance with the law and plan on creating cases in the E-Verify system when the service resumes.
Employees would still be required to complete Section 1 of the Form I-9 on or before the first day of employment, and employers would 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 prior shutdowns, USCIS issued guidance suspending the “3-day rule” for any case affected by the shutdown.
Historically, employees caught in Tentative-Non-Confirmations were also provided with an extended time period to resolve the TNC.
Please continue to enter E-Verify cases into our system as usual. Once the potential shutdown ends, we will then auto process all outstanding E-Verify cases.
We will keep you posted as more information becomes available.
Salary History Request Prohibited?
Posted on: April 21, 2017
Does your jurisdiction prohibit salary history inquiries during the hiring process? The list of jurisdictions is growing every day. The state of Massachusetts, Philadelphia, and New York City all have active or pending legislation restricting the practice of obtaining salary histories. You can bet that the list will grow!