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U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Once Again Extends Flexibility for Form I-9 Physical Presence Requirement

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 through June 18, 2020 and have now been extended for another 30 days through July 19, 2020.

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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Have any questions? Hire Image can help.  Contact us if you have any concerns about this extension.


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