Employers who use the e-verify systems to screen prospective employees are running into problems as they look to expand their workforce.
E-verify is closed due to the shutdown.
That means employers who are trying to hire new workers no longer have access to the system that screens potential hires.
But employers are also prohibited from taking adverse action against an employee because e-verify isn't open.
"All we can do is continue as best we can business as usual and make sure we're not discriminating against, that we're still obeying the law and continuing to do the i9's there's no reason to stop doing those," Linda McKay with the Bagnell Company said.
The e-verify deadlines that employers and employees usually have to adhere by will be postponed until the system is back.