The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced another extension of the temporary requirements allowing flexibility of the physical presence requirements associated with the Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification.
The temporary requirements, which would have expired on April 30, have been extended to October 31, 2022 [E-Verify, DHS Extends Form I-9 Requirement Flexibility, 4-25-22].
Agencies Encourage Document Verification
The agencies encourage employers to begin in-person verification of identity and employment eligibility documentation for employees hired on or after March 20, 2020, who presented documents remotely.
The extension still only applies to employers and workplaces that are operating remotely.
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Rayna Alexander, Esq., is Editor of Payroll Information Resources for the APA.