News - September 2009

E-Verify Rule Now applies to Federal Contractors

Beginning on September 8, 2009, following the denial of a challenge brought in Federal Court by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and other organizations, a new rule took effect which directs government contracting entities to include a clause in federal contracts requiring contractors to enroll in the E-Verify system. The requirement applies to federal contracts with a performance period of 120 days and a value over $100,000, as well as service or construction contracts with a value over $3000.

Contactors impacted by the rule must enroll in the system within 30 days of the contract award date. With certain exceptions, E-Verify must be used to confirm the legal work authorization of all new hires, whether employed on a federal contract or not, as well as any existing employees directly working on the contracted project.


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