The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has recently released a redesigned E-Verify Participation Poster. The poster informs current and prospective employees of their legal rights, responsibilities, and protections in the employment eligibility verification process. The new redesigned poster is now available in English and Spanish as one poster. It includes new text that helps clarify that employers can only use E-Verify once the employee has accepted a job offer and completed Form I-9. Information on employment eligibility verification process has been removed from the poster.
When employers enroll to E-Verify, they are required to display the E-Verify Participation poster in English and Spanish. Employers may also display the posters in other languages provided by DHS. E-Verify is an Internet-based system that compares information from an employee’s Form I-9, to date from U.S. Department of Homeland Security and Social Security Administration records to confirm employment eligibility. To make sure employees and prospective employees have current information, employers should replace their participation posters when updates are made. These posters must be displayed in a prominent place that is clearly visible to prospective employees and all employees who will have their employment eligibility verified with E-Verify. For more information, make sure to visit the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services website.