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Form I-9 Compliance Deadline Extended and More Federal and State Compliance Dates

EverythingHR Staff | 09/02/2021 | Blog

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced an extension of the flexibility in complying with requirements related to Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, due to COVID-19.

This temporary guidance was set to expire August 31, 2021. Because of ongoing precautions related to COVID-19, DHS has extended the Form I-9 requirement flexibility policy until December 31, 2021.

See the original ICE news release from March 23, 2020 for more information on how to obtain, remotely inspect, and retain copies of the identity and employment eligibility documents to complete Section 2 of Form I-9. Please also consult ICE’s guidance for clarification on this provision.

E-Verify participants who meet the criteria and choose the remote inspection option should continue to follow current guidance and create cases for their new hires within three business days from the date of hire. Please see COVID-19 webpage for more information

Remember:

Active Employers Group members have access to on-going updates on Federal and State

Recent & Upcoming Compliance Dates

Current updates include Benefits Recordkeeping and Disclosures (National), Affirmative Action (National), Sexual Harassment (Texas), Leave of Absence (Washington), Equal Pay (Oregon).

The full update (must be logged into website) can be found at:  EvHR_ComplianceUpdates