New E-Verify Home PageThe Department of Homeland Security (DHS), which operates the online E-Verify employment eligibility verification program, has announced some enhancements and improvements to the user experience, including a home page redesign.

E-Verify is an extension of the former Basic Pilot program that allows employers to check the work-in-the-U.S. eligibility status of new hires by going online and verifying information they supply against databases at the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), the Social Security system, and the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS).

The changes take place starting June 13, 2010, and officials say the redesign and reimplementation will make the verification process intuitive and "as easy as 1-2-3."

Federal contractors and subcontractors are generally requiredd to employ E-Verify, and in addition several states have mandated the system’s use for various categories of  employers as well.

Employers, make sure your employees understand their rights and obligations under the online program. Obtain and post today a copy of Personnel Concepts’ E-Verify Right-to-Work Notice Poster.