The compliance deadline for controversial government program E-Verify has been pushed back to June 30, 2009. This is the third delay for the program, under which federal contractors and subcontractors would be required to electronically verify their employees' eligibility to legally work in the United States. Businesses have opposed the program as costly and ineffective.
The Chamber of Commerce has filed a lawsuit opposing the program.
CORRECTION: The article originally reported the new deadline as June 20, 2009. The correct deadline is June 30, 2009.