At J. Kent Staffing, we recognize the importance of employing a legal workforce. As a Denver employer since 1979, we understand that we are a vital link in stopping unauthorized employment, and E-Verify is an important resource. 


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. This diverse workforce contributes greatly to the vibrancy and strength of our economy, but that same strength also attracts unauthorized employment.

What is E-Verify?

E-Verify is an Internet-based system that compares information from an employee's Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, to data from U.S. Department of Homeland Security and Social Security Administration records to confirm employment eligibility.

Who Administers E-Verify?
E-Verify is administered by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, USCIS, Verification Division, and the Social Security Administration.

E-Verify Bill HR 2164 – The Legal Workforce Act
HR 2164 replaces the I-9 form with an online system that sends all the relevant data directly to the Department of Homeland Security. In other words, HR 2164 actually requires employers to send proof of their compliance or non-compliance directly to the federal government. The bill  is requiring all employers to use the system phased-in over the next three years, however, at J. Kent Staffing we believe that E-Verify is a good, practical, business practice today.

Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) E-Verify Clause
J. Kent provides staff to many of our clients that are holders of federal contract, and those contracts contain the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) E-Verify clause.  E-Verify has now been implemented for all our staff regardless of industry or sector, for profit, non-profit, government or quasi-government organizations.

Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)

J. Kent Staffing signed the MOU with the Social Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and participates in the E-Verify program effective February 17, 2012

The information in the article above is intended for general education purposes only and should not be relied upon as a substitute for professional, legal, and/or accounting advice.

Source: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services