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I-9 “In-Person” Requirement Relaxed During Pandemic

Effective through May 19, 2020, the Department of Homeland Security has relaxed the “in-person” review requirements associated with the Form I-9 process for certain employers on a remote working schedule. The change is the result of the 2020 coronavirus pandemic. All other Form I-9 process rules remain in effect. While Form I-9 in-person inspection rules are currently relaxed for any U.S. employer who has converted to a total remote working schedule, DHS has stated that “if there are employees physically present at a work location, no exceptions are being implemented at this time for in-person verification of identity and employment eligibility documentation for Form I-9.” Remote employers should be asked to complete Section 1 of Form I-9 and choose identity and work-authorization documents from List A/B/C.

 

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