Administration backs E-Verify, drops no-match | The Packer

The Department of Homeland Security is backing the E-Verify system, in which employers must use the Internet to check on Social Security Administration Numbers of employees to see if they’re documented.

Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano on July 8 also said the department is dropping the No-Match Rule, which would have made employers liable for hiring workers whose Social Security Numbers didn’t match federal records. Instead, when mandatory E-Verify regulations go into effect Sept. 8, government contracts will be awarded only to companies who have used E-Verify.