BY: DAVID G. GREINEDER, IOM, ABC PENNSYLVANIA DIRECTOR OF GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS
Effective on Wednesday, October 7, all construction industry employers will be required to use the E-Verify system to confirm workers are legally permitted to work in the United States.
E-Verify is a free online service administered by the federal government that verifies employment eligibility. It is a partnership between the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Social Security Administration (SSA). Employers upload information provided on the I-9 Form to confirm work eligibility. If a mismatch is detected, instructions are provided on steps the employer needs to take. Employers are required to keep records for the duration of employment or three years, whichever is longer.
Act 75 is intended to prohibit construction employers from “knowingly” employing an unauthorized person. The Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry posted educational tools, resources, and information on the law. If you have additional questions, you can reach out to the Department by calling 1-800-932-0665 or by emailing RA-LI-SLMR-LLC@pa.gov.
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Posted October 5, 2020