Sometimes we forget how much COVID changed our work lives. During the COVID emergency, employers were permitted to check documentation for I9 forms remotely. That all changes July 31st.
The United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency recently announced that the COVID-19 temporary flexibilities for Form I-9 verification will end on July 31, 2023. The COVID-19 flexibility allowed employers to review I-9 documents remotely without fear of penalties. Employers will once again be required to view I-9 documents in person. They have agreed to extend this deadline by 30 days so you must take steps to comply by August 30, 2023. We encourage you to begin coordinating this effort as soon as possible to ensure you meet the deadline.
We have prepared this quick guide to help you make sure that you are in compliance with the new regulations. If you have any questions, or need additional support, please reach out to us.
Although this may mean extra work for many of us, it’s reassuring to know that it’s happening because our world is returning to (something a little closer to) normal.