E-Verify Federal Contractor Rule Delayed Until September 8, 2009
The effective date to require federal contractors to use the E-Verify system to confirm the work authorization of new hires has been delayed again, to September 8, 2009. There is strong bipartisan support for electronic verification of new hires using federal systems, so the Alliance of Business Immigration Lawyers (ABIL) cautions all employers not already using E-Verify to be prepared for it in 2010.
Contact your ABIL attorney for guidance on I-9 audits, transitioning from paper to electronic I-9s, E-Verify training and policies, and related matters. We have many tools and resources available for employers to use in navigating through the new era in employment verification.
For more on this topic, see U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services’ (USCIS) response to the USCIS Ombudsman on E-Verify: PDF.