The USCIS issued a press release reminding federal contractors and subcontractors that effective yesterday (9/8/09) they may be required to use the E-Verify system to verify their employees’ work authorization if their contract includes the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) E-Verify clause.

The E-Verify federal contractor rule extends the E-Verify system to federal contractors and subcontractors, including those who have received TARP funds. Applicable federal contracts awarded and solicitations issued on or after 9/8/09 will include the FAR clause, commiting government contractors to use the E-Verify system. Companies awarded a federal contract 9/8/09 or after 9/8/09 will be required to enroll in the E-Verify system within 30 days of the contract award date. With certain exceptions, the E-Verify system must be used to confirm that all new hires, whether working on a federal contract or not, and existing employees directly working on these federal contracts, have legal authorization to work in the US. For more information contact your HLG attorney.