E-Verify is an online system, operated by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in partnership with the Social Security Administration (SSA) that allows employers to electronically verify employment eligibility.

I-9 Compliance

The current Form I-9 dated 10/21/2019 must be used for all new hires and reverifications after April 30, 2020.

U.S. immigration law requires all employers to complete and maintain an I-9, Employer Verification Eligibility, form for each U.S.

E-Verify System Was Unavailable January 4th and 5th 2021: What Employers Need to Know

The E-Verify system experienced technical issues which caused it to be unavailable beginning at some point January 4th, 2021through the entire business day of January 5th, 2021

For employers who participate in E-Verify, it is important to note that the unavailability of E-Verify has no impact on an employer’s ability to timely complete the Form I-9 and employers should never delay and employee’s start date due an inability to create a case in E-Verify. 


Maggio + Kattar has an on-going training program for its clients on various topics of immigration law and compliance. We conduct a series of in-person and telephonic trainings on important, topical issues such as I-9 compliance and E-Verify.