Extension of Foreclosure and Eviction Moratorium in connection with the Presidentially-Declared COVID-19 National Emergency

By Attorney: Tracy Turner
HUD has extended its earlier moratorium on foreclosures and evictions through August 31, 2020, for homeowners with FHA-insured Single Family mortgages. The separate moratorium established under the CARES Act, which prohibits eviction filings and provides other tenant protections in certain rental properties with federal assistance or federally related financing, has not been extended and is still set to expire on July 24, 2020.

DHS Extends Form I-9 Requirement Flexibility

By: Attorney Rick La Trace

Due to the need for ongoing precautions related to Covid-19, the Department of Homeland Security has announced an extension of its temporary policies affecting employment eligibility verification. For businesses operating remotely, the Department will continue to defer the physical presence requirements for completing Section 2 of the Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, until July 19, 2020.

Read the full news release, here.

DHS Announced Flexibility in Complying with Requirements Related to Employment Eligibility Verification

By Attorney Rick La Trace

On March 20, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced flexibility in complying with requirements related to Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, due to COVID-19 for employers who are working remotely. If there are employees physically present at a work location, no exceptions are being implemented at this time for in-person verification of identity and employment eligibility documentation for Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification. These provisions may be implemented by employers for a period of 60 days from March 20, 2020 OR within 3 business days after the termination of the National Emergency, whichever comes first. For more information, please follow this link: http://ow.ly/DGVT50yUdjB or contact the attorneys at Johnstone Adams for assistance.

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