The Federal Government has postponed the E-Verify system to February 20t. This E-Verify system is meant for government contractors to check employees’ eligibility to work in the U.S.
This E-verify system must have to be implemented from January 15th itself but it is the federal lawsuit filed by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and other business groups against the new rule, which postpones the date of implementation to further February 20th.
This lawsuit was filed on December 23rd which argues that the Government doesn’t have any right to make the E-Verify system compulsory for the contractors.
The reason behind filing this suit might be because of the additional $188 million which the government contractors have to spend in order to comply with the rules.
They will have to use E-Verify to check the eligibility of the newly hired employees and reconfirm the eligibility of existing employees assigned to federal contractors.