On August 18, 2020, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (“ICE”) announced that is extending the remote verification option for completing the Employment Eligibility Verification (Form I-9) until September 19.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of Homeland Security announced earlier this year that it would defer the physical presence requirements associated with completing the Form I-9. As Woods Aitken previously reported, remote verification of Form I-9s is only available during this limited time to employers and workplaces that are operating entirely remotely. For more details on how to compliantly complete the Form I-9 remotely, you can find the original guidance here or contact your Woods Aitken attorney.
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