Feb 282013
 February 28, 2013  Featured News, Laws, Workplace

Sophia Elson writes:

Earlier today, there was a hearing in the House Judiciary Committee on whether all employers nationwide should be required to use the employment verification system E-Verify to investigate the backgrounds of each new employee they hire.

The hearing was erroneously titled “How E-Verify Works and How it Benefits American Employers and Workers.” As it turns out, mandatory implementation of E-Verify would be disastrous for both of those groups, forcing employers to navigate a costly and time-intensive bureaucratic system and threatening the security of highly sensitive employee data.

EFF has denounced this invasive proposal in the past and now joins the ACLU and forty-three other organizations in signing a coalition letter that opposes its implementation.

Read more on EFF.

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