MDES E-Verify Program

The Mississippi Legislature, in the 2008 Legislative session, passed the Mississippi Employment Protection Act. This act requires employers to participate in the Department of Homeland Security E-Verify program. Part of the legislation provides a mechanism to make the verification process easier for employers by using the services offered by the Mississippi Department of employment Security (MDES). The Act states that there shall be no liability for employers who place a job order with MDES and hire individuals referred by MDES.

MDES will initiate the E-Verify process on qualified applicants prior to referral for those employers who place a job order with MDES. If an employer hires an individual referred by MDES, an official certification confirming the hired individual has been verified will be issued to the employer.