• DHS Delays Implementation of Federal Contractor E-Verify Rule
  • July 7, 2009 | Authors: Pierre Georges Bonnefil; Héctor A. Chichoni; Jungmin Choi; Robert S. Groban; Jang Hyuk Im; William M. Poole
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  • On June 3, 2009, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced that it had extended to September 8, 2009, applicability of the regulation issued last year by the Bush Administration ("Final Rule") that would impose an E-Verify requirement on all government contractors. This extension resulted from a lawsuit filed by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in the U.S. District Court of Maryland to enjoin the Final Rule, and is the latest in a series of delays in the implementation of the Final Rule, which originally was published on November 14, 2008, and now has been delayed over 200 days!

    Once effective, the Final Rule will require all entities entering into contracts with the federal government and specifically with the Department of Defense, General Services Administration and NASA, to verify through E-Verify the identity and employment eligibility of employees tasked with fulfilling the contract.