Small Business E-Verify Users Beware: Log-in or Start Over

Starting on August 1, 2016, USCIS has announced that all E-Verify users will have to log in every 270 days to have maintain their E-Verify accounts.  E-Verify is a voluntary USCIS program which permits employers register and then check new hires through the USCIS database to determine work eligibility.  It is in addition to and not in place of normal I-9 processing.

USCIS has announced that E-Verify users who do not log in to their E-Verify accounts every 270 days will have the account deactivated.  The remedy?  Users who do not timely log in will have to sign up with E-Verify again.  This new policy will likely affect small business E-Verify users who may not add staff often.