Tracker I-9 Compliance Software Helps Federal Contractors Deal With the New E-Verify Rule

SAN FRANCISCO , Nov. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- ImmigrationTracker has announced that Tracker I-9 (http://www.TrackerI9.com), its enterprise software system for ensuring Form I-9 compliance, offers a comprehensive electronic solution for federal contractors who must use E-Verify under the new regulations implemented by the Department of Homeland Security. E-Verify is an Internet based system operated by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in partnership with the Social Security Administration (SSA) which checks an employee's Form I-9 information against SSA and DHS records. Since its implementation, E-Verify participation has been largely voluntary, although a few states such as Arizona , Mississippi , and Colorado have mandated its use for employers doing business in their respective state.

The new rule published last week requires federal contractors to begin using E-Verify starting January 15, 2009 , to verify their employees' eligibility to work in the United States . Companies awarded a contract with the Federal Government will need to enroll in E-Verify within 30 days of the contract award date. Within 90 days after enrollment, employers must begin to implement the program for all new hires, verifying their work eligibility within three business days of the date of hire. Existing employees that are assigned to work under a federal contract will also have to be verified within 90 days after the date of the contractor's enrollment in E-Verify or within 30 calendar days of the employee's assignment to the contract, whichever date is later. The clause mandating the use of E-Verify must also be used in subcontracts over $3,000 for services or construction.

The Tracker I-9 system alleviates this extra burden for federal contractors by interfacing directly with E-Verify, so new hires can be instantly submitted to the E-Verify system from Tracker I-9 securely and in real time. This seamless integration minimizes the potential for error and eliminates the paperwork and burden of using multiple systems. Unlike other I-9 and E-Verify systems, Tracker I-9 was designed with guidance from top-rated immigration attorneys, with decades of experience helping employers comply with federal employment and immigration rules through the use of technology. Whether an employer must E-Verify new hires in select states, workers assigned to an upcoming federal contract, or their entire workforce, Tracker I-9 can deliver a legally compliant solution to meet these fast approaching critical deadlines.

Since 1998, ImmigrationTracker has been the choice for immigration management software among Fortune 1000 companies, universities, hospitals, NGOs, and the 200 largest U.S. law firms. Tracker I-9 is an Enterprise I-9 and E-Verify solution which offers unmatched data security and web-based usability. Backed by a staff of accomplished attorneys and software designers, Tracker I-9 offers the most secure solution to electronically prepare, sign, store and manage I-9 forms while complying with the latest E-Verify rules. Visit http://www.TrackerI9.com for more information.

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