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E-Verify is Now Mandatory for Federal Contractors and Subcontractors

Beth Dean 09.02.09
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Effective September 8, 2009, federal contractors and subcontractors will be required to use the E-Verify system to verify their employees’ eligibility to work in the United States.

E-Verify is an Internet-based system that allows participating employers to electronically verify the employment eligibility of their newly hired employees. Providing a properly completed I-9 is essential for successful E-Verification, as the program uses the information provided on the form. This rule reinforces the Federal government’s policy that organizations must have a legal workforce.

Nextep is committed to keeping your company in compliance. Please contact Nextep immediately if you have employees that fall into either of the below categories so that we can confirm those employees eligibility through E-Verify.

  • Employees working on federal contracts that start on or after September 8, 2009.
  • Employees working on existing federal contracts that have E-Verify clauses in them.

Currently, Nextep has processes in place to verify new employees social security number using the Social Security Administrations online verification tool. Nextep will continue this process in addition to any requirements set forth by E-Verify. Please contact Nextep with any questions.

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