Federal Contractors Required to Use E-Verify Beginning September 8, 2009
Federal contractors and subcontractors will be required to begin using the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services’ E-Verify system starting September 8, 2009, to verify their employees’ eligibility to work legally in the United States. Only contractors who are awarded a new contract with an E-Verify clause are subject to the new rule.
If awarded a contract with an E-Verify clause, federal contractors must agree to use E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all persons hired during a contract term, whether they are working on the contract or not, and to confirm the employment eligibility of current employees who are directly working on the federal contract.
Some federal contracts are exempt from this rule, including those that are for less than $100,000 and those that are for commercially available off-the-shelf items. Companies awarded a contract with the E-Verify clause will be required to enroll in E-Verify within 30 days of the contract award date.
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Joseph J. Dehner Joe Dehner concentrates his practice on multinational business and securities disputes. He counsels a wide variety of companies, domestic and foreign, on issues confronting global business, including transnational investment, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, customs and trade issues, international business structures, distribution and agency agreements and the resolution of international disputes.