The longest government shutdown is over and employers need to take note that E-Verify is again operational.  Setting aside that Congress and the President have only until February 15 to move beyond short term funding for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), here is what employers need to know about E-Verify, the electronic employment eligibility

Check out the current Compliance News Flash with blurbs about:

  • The continuing partial government shutdown;
  • E-Verify (still shutdown);
  • The Federal Trade Commission (also shutdown);
  • Government background investigations and the NBIB (not shutdown);
  • The California Consumer Protection Act; and
  • A recent merger in the background screening industry.

In honor of MLK Day tomorrow:

“Darkness cannot drive

Happy New Year!

Here are two editions of the AGG Compliance News Flash covering the following topics:

  • E-Verify;
  • California’s Consumer Privacy Act;
  • Ban the box and salary history restrictions in the hiring process;
  • Investigation by the Department of Justice into hiring practices;
  • The Fair Credit Reporting Act and who qualifies as an “employee”; and
  • News

Admittedly, this is a bit wonky, but for those you tracking this sort of thing I have news to report.  The E-Verify program, which was due to expire (gasp!) at the end of this month, has been extended.  Congress got its act together and passed a three year extension (or re-authorization) of the E-Verify program. 

Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano testified recently before the House Judiciary Committee regarding DHS’ efforts with respect to the enforcement and administration of our nation’s immigration laws.  Secretary Napolitano testified about criminal aliens, prosecutorial discretion, detention reform, enforcement along the borders, comprehensive immigration reform and of course, worksite enforcement, which in her

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is soliciting comments on its electronic employment eligibility verification program — E-Verify.  

Users of E-Verify, here’s your chance to share your ideas and comments on how the government can improve upon the system.  E-Verify Listens is now live and its applicable to current users of the system as

Two reports have been released regarding customer satisfaction with the E-Verify program as well as the government’s view of E-Verify.

The first was a private customer survey which evaluated the following aspects of the E-Verify program — registration, tutorial, ease of use, technical assistance and customer service. The program scored high in all categories and

 A federal district court in Missouri issued a preliminary injunction blocking the enforcement of a voter-approved law that would have required businesses in Springfield, MO to use E-Verify to confirm the work authorization of all employees. The law requires the city’s Finance Department to enforce its provisions by penalizing businesses for noncompliance. The city government