News

Senators Sessions and Nelson Urge Senate Leadership to Include E-Verify in Stimulus Plan

Published:  

In a co-authored letter sent earlier today, Senators Jeff Sessions (R-AL) and Ben Nelson (D-NE) urged the Senate leadership to include provisions in the economic stimulus package that would require businesses using stimulus money to use E-Verify to ensure the jobs are going to American citizens. The House version of the bill, which passed last night, included an amendment requiring the use of E-Verify, but the current Senate version does not include it.

News

E-Verify Passes House in Stimulus Bill

Published:  

The House passed its version of the stimulus package tonight, which included provisions requiring the use of E-Verify to ensure that all new jobs go to citizens and legal immigrants. The Senate has yet to pass its version, so there is still an opportunity to add E-Verify by amendment. Rep. Ken Calvert of California and Rep. Jack Kingston of Georgia led the house effort.

News

Employment Screening Firm Lists E-Verify as a Top Ten Trend

Published:  

The use of E-Verify as an employment screening tool topped the list of the Employment Screening Resources second annual top ten trends list. ESR is a human resources consulting firm providing pre-employment screening reports to Employers, Human Resources and Security departments. E-Verify didn't make the first list of top ten trends last year, but increased government regulation was cited as a cause for the workplace verification tool making the list in 2009.

News

SC County Official Endorses E-Verify

Published:  

New South Carolina legislation requires all businesses with more than 500 employees to begin checking and verifying new hires through E-Verify. Although smaller entities don't have to begin using the verification tool for at least another six months, Pickens County is requiring that all new county employees be verified, and the county's human resource director has given a strong endorsement.

News

Nebraska Egg Plant Accused of Hiring Undocumented Workers

Published:  

A former employee of Henningsen Foods in David City, Neb. has filed a suit against the company charging that they knowingly hired undocumented workers and gave them preferential treatment. The former worker was fired from the plant in 2007 and the charges are part of a wrongful-termination lawsuit against the plant.

News

E-Verify Amendments Added to House Appropriations Stimulus Bill

Published:  

The House Appropriations Committee approved a stimulus bill on Thursday with two key amendments. Rep. Ken Calvert successfully added an amendment that would extend E-Verify for four years. Rep. Jack Kingston successfully added another amendment that would require any contractors awarded work through stimulus money verify the employment eligibility of their workers through E-Verify.

Pages