Employers who have employee records on the E-Verify database dating to Dec 31, 2006, and earlier are advised that these records will be purged on March 31. The system is designed to purge records once they reach 10 years in age to avoid any possible compromise of information.

Through March 31, employers can download a record of the employee files that are being purged. With that record, they can write the E-Verify verification case number on the physical Form I-9 for each affected employee.

E-Verify is a free online system that employers can use to search government databases to verify information submitted on new hires’ Form I-9.