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Monday, August 31, 2009

CCH: Far E-Verify Rule to Start September 8, 2009

CCH Labor and Employment Law online reports that the District Court in Maryland upheld the E-Verify federal contractor rule, which will take effect September 8th. E-Verify employers sign a memorandum of understanding with the CIS that allows investigators to enter the workplace to examine I-9 forms and E-Verify records, similar to an audit but without any advance notice required. The FAR E-Verify regulation requires that federal contractors and certain subcontractors use the E-Verify system for both new employees and existing employees assigned to federal contracts. An estimated 3.8 million persons’ Form I-9 data will be processed electronically. The agencies estimated that in the initial fiscal year (2009) that there will be 168,324 contractors and subcontractors that will be required to use E-Verify