Monday, September 7, 2009

Reminder: E-Verify Begins for Federal Contractors

Just a quick reminder that important new e-verify provisions take effect tomorrow (or if you are an email subscriber, today!) on September 8, 2009. Federal contractors and subcontractors will be required to verify the employment eligibility of new hires.

The E-Verify system allows employers to compare information provided on an employee's I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification Form (.pdf) to an online government database to verify employment eligibility and the authenticity of social security numbers. The program remains voluntary for employers with limited exceptions. DHS reports that 141,000 employers have run over 7 million queries as of August 8, 2009.

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