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E-Verify Required for Active and New Employees

On September 8, 2009, Federal appropriations regulations will require that participating vendors and subcontractors use the E-Verify system for both active/existing and new employees. The E-Verify system is a program by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Social Security Administration (SSA) allowing employers to confirm employment eligibility of newly hired employees by comparing the information provided for Form I-9 against the DHS and SSA databases. To date, the E-Verify program has applied to newly hired employees. On September 8, 2009, it will apply to both active/existing and newly hired employees, which will create a significant burden for employers. We will continue to provide updated information as it is released in hopes that something helpful related to this incredible looming burden will be published.