Starting January 15, 2009, most companies with federal contracts will be required to enroll in the Department of Homeland Security’s electronic employment verification system.
The new rule applies to companies with contracts lasting more than 120 days, valued at more than $120,000 and involving work done in the United States.
Companies not already using E-Verify will have to:
- enroll in the program within 30 days of being awarded a federal contract
- start verifying all new hires within 90 days of enrollment
- verify existing employees who are assigned to work on the contract, and
- continue using E-Verify for the duration of the contract.