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Federal Contractor E-Verify Requirement Upheld

Posted on: August 28th, 2009

By Benton J. Mathis, Jr. and Kelly E. Morrison

On August 26, 2009, paving the way for full implementation on September 8, 2009, the US District Court for the District of Maryland upheld the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) E-Verify federal contractor rule, which requires certain federal contractors and subcontractors to register for and use the federal government’s Internet-based electronic verification system called E-Verify (Chamber of Commerce v Napolitano, No AW-08-3444, 8/26/09).  The Obama administration has backed implementation of the rule following the court’s decision. (more…)