The federal E-Verify online employment eligibility verification system, which began as a program named Basic Pilot, has long been used by employers to verify documents submitted by job applicants purporting to show their legal right to work in the United States.

However, if an applicant submitted perfectly valid documents (passport, driver's license,social security card, visa, and so on) but E-Verify failed to vouch for one or more of them, that person was then left in a quandary, scrambling to fix what went wrong with nary a recourse for help.

To help remedy this predicament, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on March 18 will launch an E-Verify Self-Check system online so individuals can verify their documents in advance of any job offer—and then fix what might be wrong.

Employers, keep your employees informed of their rights under this program by purchasing and displaying Personnel Concepts' E-Verify Right to Work Notice Poster. Get yours today.