IMMIGRATION & E-VERIFY ARTICLE INDEX FOR 2020 FROM THE BACKGROUND BUZZ (17)
February | National: A new version of Form I-9 was published in January by the USCIS and employers must be using it by April 30, 2020.
February | National: Critics have questioned the accuracy and enforcement measures of E-Verify, but USCIS plans to invest about $118M to strengthen the program.
March | California: ICE has ramped up the I-9 workplace inspections, with offices combining to issue more than 300 Notices of Inspections recently.
April | National: A new Form I-9 option enables employers to conduct a remote verification of a new hire’s identity and work authorization documents, followed by in-person verification later.
May | National: Employers verifying identity and employment authorization for their employees must use the October 21, 2019, edition of Form I-9.
May | National: An updated handbook for employers provides substantive clarification and developments regarding Form I-9 compliance.
May |National: Employers now are required to use the new version of the Form I-9, as well as a revised handbook, designed to supplement employer’s understanding and knowledge of obligations.
June | National: The Department of Homeland Security office has extended its flexibility regarding the physical presence requirements for I-9 inspection to July 19 due to the pandemic.
June | National: The USCIS has updated its guidance to annotate the Form I-9 when remotely inspecting employment authorization and identity documents.
July | Florida: Governor Ron DeSantis signed into law a state mandate that requires public employers and some private employers to use E-Verify to confirm employee work eligibility.
July | National: A temporary policy has been issued by ICE that allows certain employers to conduct remote review and inspection of I-9 documentation for new employees.
August | Florida: Governor Ron DeSantis signed a mandate into law that requires public employers and some private employers to use E-Verify to confirm employee work eligibility.
August | National: Certain employers have been temporarily permitted to conduct remote review and inspection of I-9 documentation for new employees.
September | National: ICE has announced an extension of 90 days to its flexibilities in rules related to the completion of Form I-9.
October | National: Employers must take action on a Tentative Nonconfirmation during the E-Verify case creation process within 10 federal government working days.
November | National: Employers should understand and follow E-Verify procedures, which requires enrolled employers to take action on TNCs for employees within 10 federal government working days.
December | Florida: Employers in Florida will be required to use the E-Verify system before hiring any new employees in the new year.