FORM I-9 COMPLIANCE CHANGE: Physical Inspection of Documents Is Not Required During the Pandemic.
U.S. employers are required to examine documents in fulfilling their responsibilities to only employ authorized workers. This is in connection with the Form I-9, employment Eligibility Verification (Form I-9). This has presented a problem for many employers who cannot meet with their employees due to the risks of, or illegality of, face-to-face contact during the coronavirus pandemic.
Therefore, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is permitting a waiver of the physical inspection requirement as of today, March 20.
To see the complete Compliance Change and additional guidance from DHS, please click here.