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E-Verify Photo Tool Expanded to Include Passports

E-Verify Photo Tool Expanded to Include U.S. Passports

Julie A. Pace ( 602.322.4046)
David A. Selden ( 602.322.4009)
Heidi Nunn-Gilman ( 602.322.4080)

Effective November 11, 2010, the E-Verify photo tool now includes U.S. passports.  Since the photo tool was rolled out in 2007, it required employers to match permanent resident cards and employment authorization documents provided as part of the I-9 process.  U.S. passports are the first step in a plan to further expand the E-Verify photo tool.  According to a press release from the Department of Homeland Security, approximately 10% of E-Verify queries involve a U.S. passport.

Another E-Verify issue of note, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on December 8, 2010 in Chamber of Commerce v. Whiting, the challenge to the Legal Arizona Workers Act, including the requirement that all Arizona employers use E-Verify.  A decision could be published next spring.  Attorneys from The Cavanagh Law Firm represent the Chamber of Commerce and a group of business organizations in this case pending before the U.S. Supreme Court.

For additional information or guidance, please contact any of the attorneys in The Cavanagh Law Firm's Labor, Employment, OSHA, Immigration & Litigation Practice Group, who provide, among other things, review or drafting of personnel policies, including drug and alcohol policies, providing anti-harassment, anti-discrimination, and no retaliation training and other human resource topics; conducting or assisting with investigations; handling charges of discrimination filed with ACRD, EEOC, OSC, HUD, OSHA; handling personnel review board administrative matters; wage and hour issues and audits; drafting and preparing employment agreements and compensation; I-9, E-Verify, and Immigration Compliance training, and OSHA.

Julie A. Pace at 602.322.4046 or

David A. Selden at 602.322.4009 or

Heidi Nunn-Gilman at 602.322.4080 or
Jodi R. Bohr at 602.322.4003 or

Karen C. Reynolds at 602.322.4077 or