Mandatory E-Verify for Federal Contractors


This practice note describes mandatory E-Verify enrollment for certain federal contractors and subcontractors in accordance with the Federal Acquisition Rule (FAR) (48 C.F.R. § 1.101), which governs the acquisition process by which U.S. federal government agencies purchase or lease goods and services. It describes which employers the FAR E-Verify Rule covers (73 Fed. Reg. 67651), how employers can comply with the rule, and what options are available for verifying existing employees. This practice note also covers applicable federal law and provides best practices for federal contractor/employer compliance.