As of September 8, 2009, all federal contractors and subcontractors are now required to utilize the controversial E-Verify system to confirm an employees right to work legally in the United States. In addition, those companies receiving stimulus funds will also be required to implement E-Verify. The controversy arises from the fact that the administration continues to expand the use of E-Verify without correcting the defects in the database system. There is a belief that this faulty system will lead to discrimination against US workers who are perceived to be foreign born. Please see the following Federal resources for guidance on E-Verify.
USCIS – FAQ: Federal Contractors and E-Verify
E-Verify User Manual
If you have any questions on E-Verify or I-9 Compliance, please do not hesitate to contact Piyush Seth for further information at 412-594-5640.