DHS is once again extending the flexibility in I-9 requirements for employers operating remotely due to COVID-19. The flexibility allows employers with specifically written policies to review documents provided to establish identity and employment authorization remotely. With this extension these policies will now last from September 1 until December 31, 2021.
As a reminder, we reported on the changes here and explain how to implement a COVID-related policy implementing these I-9 flexibilities: DHS Guidance Update for E-Verify and I-9 Compliance During COVID-19 Pandemic
As a reminder, the policy allows for employers with specifically written policies to virtually inspect documents presented for Form I-9 purposes. If your company still need to set up your policy or want to learn more about it, you can access our FREE video discussion these policy changes: https://www.usimmigrationcompliance.com/i-9-compliance-and-covid-19
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