Update: Federal Contractors and the E-Verify System

Effective February 20, 2009, ALL federal contractors and subcontractors will be required to begin using the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services’ (USCIS) E-Verify system. This program allows for employers to electronically verify the employment eligibility of their employees.

This new rule which is addressed in Executive Order 12989 reinforces the policy that the federal government does business with companies that have a legal workforce.

Specifically, this rule requires federal contractors to agree, through language inserted into their federal contracts, to use E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all persons hired during a contract term.

To read the entire news release, please click here.

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