I just read through the instructions for the new I-9 and saw that fields for an email address and phone number have been added to section one. According to the instructions, the fields are optional. However, the fact that entering this information is optional is not noted on the actual I-9 form. The fields on the I-9 should read: E-mail Address (optional) Telephone Number (optional). I can see where a lot of people will... more »
Why is it that when the employee submits their email address, the employer is no longer sent TNC notifications? The employer has always received notifications, and should, being that they are responsible for E-Verify compliance and the compliance of their workforce. After all, this is their employee.
DHS and E-Verify have made changes to the TNC emails. This is good for employers and employee. When verifying employment status there is now a given time to respond to the TNC when the records do not match there data base or if your SSN is not updated and needs to be done eg a different name.
With the automation of e-verify from HR systems directly to the E-Verify website, it would be helpful to have notifications of cases sent via an automated email. This would help in identifying cases that need additional attention in a more timely manner.
Employees need to better understand the benefits to them of including their email address in Section 1 of Form I-9. By entering their email, the employee is assured of being notified by E-Verify in the event of a TNC. This is important because, for a variety of reasons, the employer may not notify the employee. Employers need to know that the email field is an optional field and can only be entered in E-Verify if the... more »