SOURCE: USIS

June 11, 2007 14:11 ET

USIS' Check of Employment Eligibility Creates Compliance for Businesses

FALLS CHURCH, VA--(Marketwire - June 11, 2007) - USIS, a leader in pre-employment screening, drug testing, and insurance services, and the largest provider of security investigations to the U.S. government, is offering its I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification Product as a cost-effective service that employers can use to verify that an employee is legally authorized to work in the United States. With I-9 Employment Eligibility employers can comply with the recently approved House Bill 1804 that requires employers to verify the legal status of all new employees through an employment verification system.

The product is offered in all 50 states by USIS' commercial services business, which is based in Tulsa, Okla., through a pilot program administered by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). The I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification product verifies that an employee's name and social security number match, and provides documentation from the USCIS showing that the employee is lawfully admitted to work in the U.S. This verification is provided for purposes of both employment and wage reporting.

The I-9 process, or employment eligibility check, is a key step in the hiring process. The Department of Homeland Security routinely conducts thousands of investigations each year to determine if employers are hiring unauthorized immigrants.

"I-9 Employment Eligibility responds to a growing need for employers to verify whether their employees are legally authorized to work in the U.S.," said Stephanie Watts, associate verifications product manager for USIS' commercial services business. "Screening employees for immigration status exhibits due diligence in preventing the negative impact of employing an illegal resident, and reduces the risk of penalties due to violation of hiring and employment eligibility laws."

The most comprehensive solution in pre-employment screening is to combine the I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification product with additional background screening services offered by USIS' commercial services business. The company provides criminal records searches, credit reports, motor vehicle reports, employment and education verifications, drug testing, and other products which assist more than 33,000 customers across the U.S. in the aviation, trucking, retail, healthcare, insurance, and gaming industries.

For more information on USIS' commercial services business and the I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification product, call 866.205.6129, visit www.usis.com or visit booth #2327at the Society for Human Resource Management's (SHRM) conference June 24-27 in Las Vegas.

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