01.28.2009 New E-Verify Requirements For Government Contractors Now Effective on Feb. 20, 2009
On Nov. 14, 2008, the Civilian Agency Acquisition Council and the Defense Acquisition Regulations Council issued a final rule that amended the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), to implement the Employee Eligibility Verification system. Many federal contractors and subcontractors are scheduled to have additional employment-related obligations associated with the use of the E-Verify system to verify that certain of their employees are eligible to work in the U.S. Employers have now been given a brief reprieve. As a result of an interim settlement of a lawsuit challenging the regulations, the implementation of these new requirements has now been delayed from Jan. 15, 2009 until Feb. 20, 2009.

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