The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and its E-Verify division have released a new Right to Work poster. Employers that participate in E-Verify must post the Right to Work poster along with the E-Verify Participation poster in the workplace. The posters must be displayed in both English and Spanish. Employers must replace previous versions of the posters with the most recent version as soon as possible.
E-Verify is an Internet-based system that compares information from Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, to United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Social Security Administration (SSA) records to confirm that the employee is authorized to work in the United States. E-Verify is a voluntary program. However, employers with federal contracts or subcontracts that contain the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) E-Verify clause are required to enroll in E-Verify as a condition of federal contracting. Employers may also be required to participate in E-Verify if their states have legislation mandating the use of E-Verify. For state requirements visit our Knowledge Base website.
The revised Right to Work poster includes new text that helps clarify the legal rights, responsibilities, and protections of employees and prospective employees during the employment eligibility process. For individuals that would like to read the law that protects legally-authorized workers from discrimination based on citizenship status and national origin, the law’s code reference has been added. Finally, the poster’s graphics have been changed and a QR code has been added.
For more information, contact one of our compliance advisors at 1-800-817-7678 or visit the USCIS website.