Government shutdown causes employer confusion over new hires

Government shutdown causes employer confusion over new hires

This week’s government shutdown has forced  many departments to close , but one area that hasn’t been widely considered is how it affects businesses looking to hire new employees. Many businesses rely on E-Verify, an electronic system for checking if potential workers have the legal right to work in the US. The system has been suspended after being deemed non-essential, meaning businesses need to rely on paper documents as proof. Officials say that, although many businesses are legally required to use E-Verify within three days of hiring someone, the requirement is being waived until the system is up and running again

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Government shutdown causes employer confusion over new hires

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