The Federal Trade Commission has finalized a new rules that require retailers and online firms to verify the credentials of job seekers and job applicants, even if those credentials are linked to someone in the United States illegally.
The new rules, which are due out in the coming months, are part of an overhaul of how the government enforces the nation’s labor laws.
The agency said the new rules “will enhance the protection of American workers.”
The rules also require companies to verify that job seekers, who have not been convicted of a crime, have not committed an offense.
The FTC said the rules will “help safeguard American jobs by helping ensure employers and individuals that they do not pose a threat to the safety of their employees, and also by preventing fraudulent use of the identity of Americans.”
The new rule is the latest in a string of federal efforts to crack down on online job-hunting services.
Last month, the FTC also fined an online recruitment company $1 million after finding that it used a fake job-seeker profile to target candidates with fraudulent information.