October 1, 2013
The United States Citizenship & Immigration Service (USCIS) has announced that the “E-Verify” system for checking job candidates’ authorization to work in the United States will be offline during the government shutdown that began October 1, 2013, and telephone and email support and training services will also be unavailable. USCIS has stated that while the system is unavailable:
Note that the unavailability of E-Verify does not affect an employer’s obligation to complete Form I-9. The form must still be completed on the usual three-day timetable. Furthermore, an employer may not take any adverse action against an employee whose E-Verify case is in an “interim case status” during the shutdown.
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