Why September 8, 2009 is Important to All Contractors on Federal Jobs!
E-Verify, a free web-based system operated by the Department of Homeland Security in partnership with the Social Security Administration, allows employers to verify the employment eligibility status of newly-hired employees. Executive Order 12989, as amended by former President George W. Bush on June 6, 2008 called for a requirement that all federal contractors utilize the E-Verify system. However, the implementation of this rule has been delayed several times since then. Recently, the Department of Homeland Security has again notified lawmakers in Washington that the rule, which was scheduled to take effect at the end of June 2009, will now begin being implemented on September 8, 2009. Although E-Verify was intended to be a voluntary program, when the new rule is implemented, all contractors on federal jobs will be required by contract to utilize E-Verify to confirm the legal status of its employees on federal jobs.
For additional information on E-Verify please contact Guy Milhalter, an attorney with Anderson Jones, PLLC at (919) 277-2541 or by email!