By Bruce E. Buchanan, Siskind Susser

Effective February 1, 2015, Nebraska became the fifth state to join the Records and Information from DMVs for E-Verify, or RIDE. Nebraska joins Mississippi, Florida, Idaho and Iowa in RIDE, which links E-Verify with state departments of motor vehicles and state public safety offices. RIDE allows E-Verify to validate the authenticity of driver’s licenses and state identification cards that employees present as identity documents for the I-9 form. RIDE is intended to help to reduce document fraud and boost the accuracy of employment eligibility verification by E-Verify.