I9 Tag

Legal Update HeaderBecause of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is allowing employers that are operating remotely to conduct a remote verification of approved Form I-9 documents.

On Sept. 15, 2020, DHS extended yet again this exemption for an additional 60 days. The new expiration date for the exemption is now Nov. 19, 2020.

Physical Inspection

Employers must complete and sign Section 2 of Form I-9 within three business days of the employee’s first day of employment. Employers are required to physically examine the documents the employee presents from the list of acceptable documents to prove his or her employment eligibility.

In-person requirements of the Employment Eligibility Verification (I-9 Form) process may be deferred under certain circumstances during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced on March 20, 2020.             Download the "NEW - I-9 Form In-Person Rule May Be Deferred for Coronavirus"...