As part of our COVID-19 Updates, Hire Image previously reported that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) was exercising discretion to defer the physical presence requirements associated with the Employment Eligibility Verification (Form I-9) for employers and workplaces operating remotely. As such, employers were not required to review the employee’s identity and employment authorization documents in the employee’s physical presence for 60 days.
Those 60 days were extended twice through July 19, 2020 and now have been extended once again for an additional 30 days.
As a reminder, the Form I-9 must still be completed within three days of hire, regardless of the fact that the in-person requirement is currently waived. Additionally, employees who were onboarded during this period must report to their employer within three business days for in-person verification.
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