Implementation of E-Verify Rule for Federal Contractors Delayed Until June 30, 2009

April 20, 2009

The effective date of the final rule requiring federal contractors and subcontractors to use the E-Verify system administered by the U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services has been delayed yet again by six weeks to June 30, 2009.

The Department of Homeland Security rule, described in our December 8, 2008 article, was originally to take effect on January 15, 2009. The government has postponed the effective date twice before, to February 20, 2009, and then to May 21, 2009. In a notice appearing in the April 17, 2009 Federal Register, the government explained that the latest delay was “in order to permit the new Administration an adequate opportunity to review the rule.”

For further information on E-Verify and/or federal contractor, affirmative action or immigration compliance generally, please contact any member of the McGuireWoods Immigration, Labor & Employment or Employee Benefits teams.