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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