The federal government has extended, for a third time, the effective date of the E-Verify requirement for federal government contractors. The regulation is now set to take effect on June 30, 2009. The effective date is being delayed to give the Obama administration adequate opportunity to review the regulation, which was originally scheduled to be implemented on January 15, 2009. An official announcement of the delay was published in the Federal Register on Friday, April 17.
For a history of the relevant regulation and its delays, see our alerts:E-Verify Rule for Federal Contractors Suspended Until May 21, 2009; E-Verify Rule for Federal Contractors On Hold Until February 20, 2009; Federal Contractors Required to Use E-Verify Beginning in January 2009; and Federal Contractors to be Required to Use E-Verify.