In the era of a global economy where every minute counts, acquiring and retaining talent is essential for companies to maintain a competitive advantage. All of our staff are skilled in assisting companies to obtain temporary and permanent work authorization for overseas employees in the United States. Global Partners also provides a personal service to individuals who wish to obtain permanent residency without employer sponsorship.
Corporate I-9 / E-Verify Compliance and Management
Form I-9 is used for verifying the identity and employment authorization of individuals hired for employment in the United States. All U.S. employers must ensure proper completion of Form I-9 for each individual they hire for employment in the United States. This includes citizens and noncitizens. Both employees and employers (or authorized representatives of the employer) must complete the form. On the form, an employee must attest to his or her employment authorization. The employee must also present his or her employer with acceptable documents evidencing identity and employment authorization. The employer must examine the employment eligibility and identity document(s) an employee presents to determine whether the document(s) reasonably appear to be genuine and to relate to the employee and record the document information on the Form I-9. Employers must retain Form I-9 for a designated period and make it available for inspection by authorized government officers.
With respect to E-Verify, this is an electronic program through which employers verify the employment eligibility of their employees after hire. The program was authorized by the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 (IIRIRA). In short, employers submit information taken from a new hire's Form I-9 (Employment Eligibility Verification Form) through E-Verify to the Social Security Administration and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to determine whether the information matches government records and whether the new hire is authorized to work in the United States.
An employer that participates in E-Verify must post the “Notice of E-Verify Participation” and “Right to Work” posters, at the company’s hiring location. If the posters cannot be displayed at the hiring location, they should be provided to you with your job application materials.
Once you have accepted an offer of employment and completed Form I-9, the employer takes the information from your Form I-9 and enters it into E-Verify. E-Verify checks the information against records available to DHS and provides the employer with a case result within 3-5 seconds.