Do not forget that in one week Act 75 of 2019 goes into effect for construction employers.  All construction industry employers, no matter what the size, starting October 7, 2020, must verify all new hires in E-Verify, which is the state’s web-based system to electronically confirm employment eligibility of employees.

After creating an account, the employer enters information from the employee’s I-9 form and the system electronically compares that information with records available from the Department of Homeland Security and the Social Security Administration.  The employer should receive a response within seconds.  Go to www.e-verify.gov to register and verify your new employees, it’s the law.

Hiring an unauthorized employee, without confirming the employee’s status on E-Verify could subject an employer to a 3 year probationary period requiring the filing of reports of all new hires.  If it is determined that an unauthorized employee has been hired and after notice the employee does not terminate the employment, any licenses held by the employer could be suspended until compliance. The violations increase for subsequent violations.

To the extent you need any assistance with compliance, contact Maiello, Brungo & Maiello.

 

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