Form I-9

DHS Announces Flexibility in I-9 Verification Requirements | National Emergency: COVID-19 Update

Published On
Mar 21, 2020
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Knowing that businesses and entities have to temporarily move to a remote working basis, DHS allows employees to inspect documents in Section-2 remotely (e.g., through video verification, fax or email, etc.) and to collect, inspect and maintain copies of those documents (rather than originals) until normal business operations resume. The rule will remain in place for 60 days, until May 18, 2020, or until three business days after the National Emergency has been terminated, whichever comes first. In a future announcement, this timeframe may be extended by the government, if necessary.

Things to consider while choosing the Remote Inspection Rule:

Temporary measures/changes in Form I-9 compliance:

Temporary measures/changes in Form I-9 compliance

DHS also announced that from March 19, 2020, it will include an automatic 60-day extension of time for any employer that had issued a Notice of Inspection in March 2020 and had not yet responded to the audit.

OnBlick will continue to track updates from the Department of Homeland Security for any changes and will provide an update in case further guidance or a longer pause is required.

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