Reminder: E-Verify Purges Records > 10 Years old : Deadline to download historical records is March 31, 2017

Wednesday, December 28, 2016 - 6:45pm

On April 2017 E-Verify must dispose of records older than 10 yeas old, therefore, if employers wish to retain historical records prior to December 2006,   they must download and store these records from the E-Verify's Historic Records Report before March 31, 2017.  

Why would an E-Verify participating employer wish to retain E-Verify records that are over 10 years old?  If an employer is confident that their practices have consistently included recording the E-Verify transmission number or printing and retaining the transmission confirmation with the employer's Form I-9 records, retaining these records may not be necessary.  However, employers who, for example, that have less confidence in their recordkeeping practices, but otherwise know that they have complied with the case creation requirements of their MOU, retention of these records may be an important factor in crrecting recordkeeping errors and demonstrating a pattern and practice of compliance in the event of audit.  Contact your Maggio Kattar attorney to determine if  downloading these historical records makes sense for you.