New employer partners? Don’t forget about USCIS E-Verify webinars!

Every month, USCIS provides E-Verify webinars for new staff, new employer partners, Human Resource professionals, and others seeking information regarding what E-Verify is and how it works. As refugee employment staff, it is crucial to understand the work authorization process and how to educate employers on how to use and access E-Verify correctly. There are webinars on every step, including I-9 documents, E-Verify overview, employee rights, and more. Check out their September schedule here. For more information on E-Verify, click here.

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August Webinars with E-Verify

everifyU.S. Citizenship and Information Service (USCIS) regularly offers free webinars for clients and employers about completing I-9 forms and other questions related to E-Verify. Some are in Spanish.

Check out the August Schedule here. Many of us can “verify” the value in attending.

Think you already know how this all works?  Click here to take a 5 question quiz. It’s quick and fun.  Your results might surprise you.  Mine did.

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Know Your Rights Video in 9 Languages

everifyThe E-Verify Employee Rights and Responsibilities video is now captioned in Chinese (traditional), French, Korean, Russian, Tagalog, Vietnamese, and Haitian-Creole. The video is also available in English and Spanish.

Click here to access the videos.  At just under six minutes, consider using the video in job readiness classes or as part of the support you provide to clients preparing to begin their first job.

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E-Verify and Work Authorization Checks: Deepen Employer Relationships and Advocate for Clients

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Images of valid EADs which you can also find through the links included in this article

Even though our clients are work authorized, they often get tangled in E-Verify details.  Lack of familiarity with this system and our client’s legal status on the part of employers can delay or even deny them jobs we work hard to help them secure.

Providing timely assistance is a much-appreciated service to employers.  The problem is most often a lack of knowledge.  In the less common case of intentional discrimination, advocating for client rights is an important and satisfying part of our jobs.

A recent email from the Department of Justice listserv offers so many great resources for clients, employers and you that we’re included it here.

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Beginning February 27, 2014, the E-Verify webinar on Employee Rights will now be offered in Spanish! This webinar will help Spanish speakers understand and teach others about employee rights during the employment eligibility verification process.

USCIS and the DOJ Civil Rights Division, Office of Special Counsel (OSC) for Immigration Related Unfair Employment Practices are co-presenters of this free live webinar, which has been offered to the public in English since November 2012. USCIS and OSC subject matter experts will discuss what workers need to know about:

  • Employee rights in the Form I-9 and E-Verify processes
  • Employer responsibilities
  • How to resolve and understand the Tentative Nonconfirmation (TNC) Further Action Notice
  • Self Check, a tool for job seekers

Spanish speaking worker advocates, workers, and job seekers are encouraged to attend. Pre-registration is not required. Just add the date and time to your calendar. Click here to join one of the following dates:

  • Thursday,      February 27, 2014 at 11:30 AM EST.
  • Tuesday,      March 25, 2014 at 2:00 PM EST.

See our flyer for more information. Please share this announcement with everyone who may be interested! Click here to see the schedule of other E-Verify and Form I-9 webinars. More information and resources are available on www.dhs.gov/E-Verify and www.uscis.gov/E-Verify/Espanol.

 

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