Federal Legislative Alert
Agreement Reached to Re-evaluate Rule Requiring Federal Contractors to Use E-Verify
Yesterday, the U.S.government agreed to delay until May 21, 2009, implementation of a new rule requiring federal contractors to use the federal government’s E-Verify employment eligibility system.
SHRM and other associations requested this extension after the president’s Chief of Staff, Rahm Emanuel, issued a memorandum to all agencies stating that agencies should consider extending the effective dates of all regulations that were published in the Federal Register but that have not yet taken effect.
While SHRM, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Associated Builders and Contractors, HR Policy Association, and the American Council on International Personnel still have a lawsuit pending against the government challenging the legality of the federal contractor mandate, this agreement suspends court proceedings in order to allow the Obama Administration an opportunity to review the rule.To read SHRM’s legal complaint, click HERE.