Q : Who must enroll in E-Verify: the PEO or the client company?
While both the client company and the PEO are accountable for ensuring that they comply with Form I-9 and E-Verify rules, they may choose an enrollment that best suits their needs. The client company must ensure that either they or the PEO enroll and verify employees in E-Verify.
The PEO must register in E-Verify as a Employer Agent to be able to perform E-Verify queries on behalf of a client company. Both the client company and the PEO are accountable for ensuring that they comply with Form I-9 and E-Verify rules, because both the client company and the PEO sign an MOU.
The client company can enroll in E-Verify as an Employer and designate itself as a Federal contractor with the FAR E-Verify clause to verify its employees.
Please see the E-Verify User Manual for Federal Contractors and the E-Verify Supplemental Guide for Federal Contractors.
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