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 Designated 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.
- If the PEO itself is represented by a third-party and the PEO adds a new client company, do the PEO and the third-party representative both need to submit new power-of-attorney forms?
- Does the PEO need to register if its client company does not have employees in Washington right now, but has in the past?
- Does the client company’s tax rate change if it joins or leaves a PEO in the middle of the year?