ILW.COM - the immigration portal Immigration Daily

Immigration Daily: the news source for legal professionals. Free! Join 35000+ readers

Home Page

Advanced search


Immigration Daily

Archives

Processing times

Immigration forms

Discussion board

Resources

Blogs

Twitter feed

Immigrant Nation

Attorney2Attorney

CLE Workshops

Immigration books

Advertise on ILW

VIP Network

EB-5

Chinese Immig. Daily

About ILW.COM

Connect to us

Make us Homepage

Questions/Comments


SUBSCRIBE

Immigration Daily

 

Chinese Immig. Daily



The leading
immigration law
publisher - over
50000 pages of free
information!

Copyright
©1995-
ILW.COM,
American
Immigration LLC.

Immigration Daily: the news source for
legal professionals. Free! Join 35000+ readers
Enter your email address here:



< Back to current issue of Immigration Daily

What's the Hire Date for E-Verify

We understand that determining the hire date for E-Verify isn’t always clear and simple.  With the addition of the three-day rule screen in the redesigned E-Verify, we’ve received lots of questions about what to select for the E-Verify hire date.

Completing Form I-9 and E-Verify:

While there is much overlap between Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, and E-Verify requirements, this page addresses the three-day rule as it applies to E-Verify.  For more information on Form I-9, consult the M-274, Handbook for Employers.

Completing Form I-9 and E-Verify

To comply with the law

Complete Form I-9

Create a Case in E-Verify

The earliest you may:

  • The employee has accepted an offer of employment
  • The employee has accepted an offer of employment; and
  • Form I-9 is complete

The latest you may:

  • The third business day after the employee started work for pay
  • The third business day after the employee started work for pay; and
  • Form I-9 is complete


If the employee starts work for pay on Monday, the third business day after the employee started work for pay is Thursday (assuming all days were business days for the employer).  The first day the employee starts work for pay is not included in the three business day calculation.

Determining the E-Verify Hire Date:

We realize the term “hire date” in E-Verify is confusing because its meaning can vary depending on:

  • When the employee starts work for pay
  • The date the case is created in E-Verify

Determining the E-Verify Hire Date

If you create the case in E-Verify:

Then the E-Verify hire date is:

Before the employee starts work for pay

The date you create the case in E-Verify

On or after the employee starts work for pay

The date the employee started work for pay


E-Verify does not allow you to select a future date as the hire date so if the employee has not yet started work for pay, the E-Verify hire date is always the date you create the case in E-Verify.  The reason for this is because the three-day rule for E-Verify purposes is associated with the date the employee starts work for pay.  An E-Verify case is not late as long as it is created no later than the third business day after the employee started work for pay—it doesn’t matter how many days have passed between the employee completing Form I-9 and the employer creating the case in           E-Verify.

If you’re a federal contractor with the FAR E-Verify clause and you’re creating a case for an existing employee, the hire date is always the date the employee first started work for pay.  It doesn’t matter if the employee completes a new Form I-9 —the hire date is always the Section 2 certification date of the original Form I-9.

 



Last updated:06/30/2010


Immigration Daily: the news source for
legal professionals. Free! Join 35000+ readers
Enter your email address here: