nowHIRE E-Verify Program Ensures I-9 Compliance, Streamlines Hiring Processes

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Web-based system easily verifies workers, increases automation, employer protection against non-compliance

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States such as Arizona, North Carolina and Colorado now mandate that employers use the E-Verify Program

Applicant tracking system provider nowHIRE.com announced the nowHIRE E-Verify Program, a Web-based application to help employers automate and streamline hiring processes while ensuring employment eligibility of new hires.

nowHIRE is the first applicant tracking system vendor to offer the federal government's E-Verify technology as an integrated solution or as a standalone product. nowHIRE’s feature-rich application provides significant benefits over paper-based processes and the government's own E-Verify Program (formerly the Basic Pilot/Employment Eligibility Verification Program).

The federally approved nowHIRE E-Verify Program is an intuitive Web-application that enables employers to verify employee eligibility in seconds, compared to the typical three-five day turnaround with a paper-based system. In addition, the nowHIRE E-Verify Program provides employers the ability to validate and check Form I-9 for errors, email and Web notification for expiring forms and documents, online E-Signatures, and Form I-9 Audit assistance.

"States such as Arizona, North Carolina and Colorado now mandate that employers use the E-Verify Program," said Joseph Impastato, founder and chief executive officer of nowHIRE. "“We provide an easy way for employers to participate regardless of their hiring system configuration."

Just this month the federal government mandated that all government contractors use the E-Verify Program for all hires. The federal government is expected to make the program mandatory nationally for all employers within 18 months.

The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 required all employers to verify the identity of new hires and whether they are legally eligible to work in the United States. Yet fraud and poor verification processes often result in Form I-9 compliance violations.

More recently, the government stepped up criminal enforcement of Form I-9 violations, with penalties ranging upwards to $11,000, prison time, forfeiture of assets and even prison sentences. These consequences, along with the trend towards mandated use and an interest in further automating their hiring systems, are generating increasing interest from employers.

nowHIRE E-Verify Program electronically compares employee information from the government’s paper Form I-9 – name, date of birth, social security number and immigration information – against more than 425 million records in the Social Security Administration database and more than 60 million records in Department of Homeland Security' immigration databases.

The nowHIRE E-Verify Program is available in three versions – a standard version to attach to the nowHIRE ATS, a configurable version that integrates with unique ATS implementations, and a stand-alone version. This means employers can automate and streamline their verification process, regardless of whether or not they have a nowHIRE ATS installed.

For more information about the nowHIRE E-Verify Program visit http://www.nowhire.com/EVerify.htm.

About nowHIRE:
Since 1998, nowHIRE has provided of applicant tracking systems for companies of every size within diverse vertical markets. Their industry-defining solutions feature fully integrated, Web-based recruiting and applicant tracking software modules. Companies can configure the software to their specific recruiting needs—for hourly, salaried, internal or contingent employees, or any combination thereof.

Media Contacts:

Joseph N Impastato II
nowHIRE
586-778-8491 (x15)
joseph.impastato(at)nowHIRE.com

Gail DeLano
Fisher Vista, LLC/HRmarketer.com
831-685-9700
gdelano(at)fishervista.com

Adriana Saldana
Fisher Vista, LLC/HRmarketer.com
831-685-9700
asaldana(at)hrmarketer.com

This press release was distributed through eMediawire by Human Resources Marketer (HR Marketer: http://www.HRmarketer.com) on behalf of the company listed above.

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