E-Verify Contractor Rule Postponed Until September 8th

06/04/2009 / Chris M. Heffelbower

E-Verify is an internet system that allows employers to electronically verify the employment eligibility of their newly hired employees. The use of E-Verify will be mandatory for certain federal contractors, but is voluntary for most other employers.

The federal government postponed until September 8, 2009 the implementation of an executive order and related laws that will require certain federal contractors to use E-Verify. Federal contractors may not use E-Verify to verify current employees until the rule becomes effective and they are awarded a contract that includes the FAR E-Verify clause.