YMCA Greater Twin Cities participates in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security E-Verify program in all communities located in the United States. The E-Verify program is an Internet-based employment eligibility verification system operated by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

E-Verify Notice

YMCA Greater Twin Cities participates in E-Verify.

This employer will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee’s Form I-9 to confirm work authorization. Important: If the Government cannot confirm that you are authorized to work, this employer is required to give you written instructions and an opportunity to contact DHS and/or the SSA before taking adverse action against you, including terminating your employment. Employers may not use E-Verify to pre-screen job applicants and may not limit or influence the choice of documents you present for use on the Form I-9.

To determine whether Form I-9 documentation is valid, this employer uses E-Verify’s photo matching tool to match the photograph appearing on some permanent resident cards, employment authorization cards and U.S. passports with the official U.S. government photograph. E-Verify also checks data from driver’s licenses and identification cards issued by some states. If you believe that your employer has violated its responsibilities under this program or has discriminated against you during the employment eligibility verification process based upon your national origin or citizenship status, please call the Office of Special Counsel at 800-255-7688, 800-237-2515 (TDD) or visit their website.

E-Verify works for everyone

For more information on E-Verify, please contact DHS: 888-897-7781.

Notice: Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States. E-Verify is a service of DHS and SSA. The E-Verify logo and mark are registered trademarks of Department of Homeland Security. Commercial sale of this poster is strictly prohibited.

Right to Work Notice

If you have the right to work, don’t let anyone take it away. If you have the legal right to work in the United States, there are laws to protect you against discrimination in the workplace.

You should know that:

  • In most cases, employers cannot deny you a job or fire you because of your national origin or citizenship status or refuse to accept your legally acceptable documents.
  • Employers cannot reject documents because they have a future expiration date.
  • Employers cannot terminate you because of E-Verify without giving you an opportunity to resolve the problem.
  • In most cases, employers cannot require you to be a U.S. citizen or a lawful permanent resident. 

If any of these things have happened to you, contact the Office of Special Counsel (OSC).

  • Phone: assistance in your own language, 800-255-7688 or 202-616-5594
  • Phone: for the hearing impaired, TTY 800-237-2515 or 202-616-5525
  • Web: U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights Division
  • Email
  • Mail:
    U.S. Department of Justice – CRT
    Office of Special Counsel – NYA
    950 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
    Washington, DC 20530

The Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (FMLA) provides a means for employees to balance their work and family responsibilities by taking unpaid, job-protected leave for certain family and medical reasons. The FMLA provides that eligible employees are entitled to:

  • Twelve workweeks of leave in a 12-month period for:
    • The birth of a child and to care for the newborn child within one year of birth; the placement with the employee of a child for adoption or foster care and to care for the newly placed child within one year of placement
    • To care for the employee’s spouse, child or parent who has a serious health condition
    • A serious health condition that makes the employee unable to perform the functions of his or her job
    • Any qualifying exigency arising out of the fact that the employee’s spouse, son, daughter or parent is a covered military member on “covered active duty”
  • Twenty-six workweeks of leave during a single 12-month period to care for a covered servicemember with a serious injury or illness if the employee is the spouse, son, daughter, parent or next of kin of the servicemember (Military Caregiver Leave)

The FMLA also requires that the employee's group health insurance coverage be maintained under the same terms and conditions during the leave as if the employee had not taken leave.
The Wage and Hour Division administers and enforces the FMLA for all private, state and local government employees, and some Federal employees. Most Federal and certain congressional employees are also covered by the law and are subject to the jurisdiction of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management or the Congress.

The Department’s FMLA poster is available in English and Spanish.

The Employee Polygraph Protection Act of 1988 (EPPA) generally prevents private sector employers from using lie-detector tests, either for pre-employment screening or during the course of employment, with certain exceptions. Employers generally may not require or request any employee or job applicant to take a lie detector test, or discharge, discipline, or discriminate against an employee or job applicant for refusing to take a test or for exercising other rights under the Act.

EPPA excludes Federal, state and local government agencies from the Act's coverage, with respect to public employees. Lie-detector tests may also be administered by the Federal Government to employees of Federal contractors engaged in national security intelligence or counterintelligence functions.

EPPA includes limited exemptions that allow for the administration of polygraph tests (but no other lie-detector tests) by private-sector employers:

  • Subject to restrictions, the Act permits polygraph (a type of lie detector) tests to be administered to certain job applicants of security service firms (armored car, alarm and guard) and of pharmaceutical manufacturers, distributors and dispensers.
  • Subject to restrictions, the Act also permits polygraph testing of certain employees of private firms who are reasonably suspected of involvement in a workplace incident (theft, embezzlement, etc.) that resulted in specific economic loss or injury to the employer.

Where polygraph examinations are permitted under the Act, they are subject to strict standards concerning the conduct of the test, including the pre-test, testing, and post-test phases of the examination.

The EPPA poster is available in English and Spanish.

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) enforces Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). These laws cover all private employers, state and local governments, and education institutions that employ 15 or more individuals. These laws also cover private and public employment agencies, labor organizations, and joint labor management committees controlling apprenticeship and training.

EEO is the Law poster (PDF) and supplement is also available in Spanish and Chinese