It’s true that employers do not have to pay a direct fee for using E-Verify, but all Americans pay taxes to support it and employers pay for it by having to comply with its rules.
Employers and state governments that have mandated E-Verify know how expensive the program is.
Beyond the costs, E-Verify simply does not turn off the jobs magnet.
My colleague Jim Harper and I document these regulatory costs and more in a new Cato Institute study .
Self-protection from compliance regulation stood out as a major motivator: 95 percent of respondents said assurances of this would cause them to support mandatory electronic verification.
Additional factors that business leaders were looking for included avoiding accusations of discrimination, adding photo identification features, implementing additional authentication measures and resolving disputes stemming from questions of work authorization.
Progress has been made, but the implementation has hardly been an exact science and it isn't yet being used by a majority of American companies.
A quarter of them claimed that this was the most significant problem with using E-Verify, followed shortly by those confused by the process for resolving non-confirmations.Business leaders looking to perfect their own verification procedures would do well to look closely at the study and its results.Read on to learn about some of the key findings: The idea of working with a mandatory electronic verification system for all matters of hiring documentation united respondents to the SHRM survey more than any other topic.E-Verify is basically a Department of Motor Vehicles for the labor market.In states where E-Verify is mandatory, all new hires must hand over their identity information to prospective employers, who then check it against government databases via the Internet.