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E-Verify Required For Federal Contractors In September. Is There More To Come?

By Kim Koratsky 

            Starting September 8, 2009, federal contractors will be required to use E-Verify to confirm that both current and newly hired employees working on federal contracts are authorized to work in the United States.  The E-Verify system allows employers to check Social Security and visa numbers against government databases via the Internet.  So, federal contractors (and subcontractors) must be prepared to implement this system in September, but is this where the requirement stops?  Yes, for now. 

             Many in Congress would like to require E-Verify for all employers. 

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