E-Verify regulations on hold again

The federal government has extended the effective date of the E-Verify requirement for federal government contractors to September 8, 2009. The requirement was previously set to take effect on June 30, 2009.

The rule would require most government contractors to verify the immigration status of current and new workers using the federal government’s E-Verify electronic employment eligibility verification system.

Implementation of the requirement has been delayed “to allow President Barack Obama's administration more time to complete its review of the rule,” Jennifer Kerber, vice president for federal and homeland security policy for TechAmerica, wrote in an e-mail message to members today. (via Washington Technology)

An official announcement is expected to be published in the Federal Register later this week.

This will be the fourth delay in the effective date of the E-Verify regulations, which were originally scheduled to take effect in January.

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