DAILY CALLER | The Obamacare exchange websites are open for business, but E-Verify –- the online program that allows employers to check the legality of their employees — is a non-essential victim of the government shutdown.
The government shutdown that began Tuesday has resulted in employee furloughs, closure of government property and federal programs, including E-Verify.
“ALERT: E-Verify is unavailable due to the federal government shutdown,” a notice on the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services websites reads.
E-Verify is a free tool available to businesses to comply with the law to determine whether their employees are eligible to work in the United States.
“U.S. law requires companies to employ only individuals who may legally work in the United States — either U.S. citizens, or foreign citizens who have the necessary authorization,” USCIS website explains.
“E-Verify is fast, free and easy to use — and it’s the best way employers can ensure a legal workforce,” it adds.