E-Verify is an online platform that allows U.S. employers to determine whether or not an employee is in fact authorized to work in the United States.
In general, the e-verify system is purely voluntary and free for employers. The system was developed and is managed by the Department of Homeland Security and the Social Security Administration.
The information contained in the E-verify system is the same information provided by employees when they complete their Form I-9. Employers may log on to E-verify and compare an employee’s Form I-9 information other records maintained in various government departments. E-verify is an effective and efficient tool for employers who want to be certain that all of their employees are in fact authorized to work in the United States.