As of September 8, 2009, federal contractors and subcontractors are required to use the Electronic Verification ("E-Verify") system when hiring employees to confirm their employment eligibility to legally work in the United States.

Employers with federal contracts or subcontracts should register for E-Verify, an Internet-based system which compares Form I-9 document information against federal government databases to verify employment eligibility.

See Related Alert: Final Rule Mandating Use of E-Verify Employment Eligibility Verification System by Federal Contractors Effective September 8, 2009