Now that the government is back in business, at least for the time being, employers have until February 11, 2019, to create cases in E-Verify for employees hired during the government shutdown.
When entering these cases into E-Verify, employers should use the hire date from the employee’s Form I-9. If the case creation date is more than three days after the date the employee began working for pay, select “Other” in the drop-down menu. Enter “E-Verify Not Available” as the specific reason.
E-Verify has advised that:
- questions about E-Verify unavailability should be directed to email@example.com
- questions about Form I-9, email Ifirstname.lastname@example.org
- To contact E-Verify by phone, call 888-464-4216
You can read a copy of the Final Rule published in the Federal Register here: https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-01-25/pdf/2019-00101.pdf
Don’t hesitate to call me directly if you have any questions.