Responding to a lawsuit, the OFCCP previously agreed to delay implementation of the new mandate that federal contractors use E-Verify. The lawsuit, as you may recall from previous posts, was filed by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), and other organizations.
The original effective date of the mandatory E-Verify requirement was January 15, 2009. That date subsequently was changed to February 20, 2009. And, today, it appears that the start date for the mandatory use of E-Verify has been delayed again–this time until May 21, 2009, to allow the new administration time to review and evaluate the rule and the arguments against conversion to a fully mandatory E-Verify system.