On August 1, 2023, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) released a revised version of the Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, which may be used now but must be used for all new hires and rehires starting November 1, 2023. The new form is a major change from
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Proper completion of the Employment Eligibility Verification Form I-9 is one of the most important responsibilities of employers, including manufacturers, at the beginning of the hiring process. Saying it learned from the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of Homeland Security has published a final rule that provides eligible employers completing the I-9 an optional alternative to the in-person physical document examination method that employers have followed as part of the Form I-9 process since its inception in 1986.
Proper completion of the Employment Eligibility Verification Form I-9 is one of the most important responsibilities of employers, including retailers, at the beginning of the hiring process.
In this episode, Jen and Megan Donaghey, Shaw Law Group’s Form I-9 guru, discuss the new Form I-9 and processes, and the now permanent remote document verification process available to qualified employers.
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On July 24, 2023, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published a final rule in the Federal Register that allows E-Verify employers to remotely verify the I-9 documents of newly hired employees after July 31, 2023, the sunset date of
In an ever-evolving digital landscape, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has given employers a new option for verifying employment eligibility.
It’s rare that the Form I-9 makes headlines, but tomorrow will be one of those rare occasions! On June 21, 2023, the Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”) announced that on July 25, 2023, it will issue its final rule on its “Optional Alternatives to the Physical Document Examination Associated with Employment Eligibility Verification (Form I-9),” referred to as the “Alternative Process.”
On July 21, 2023, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced a final rule, which will be officially published on July 25, 2023, that will provide eligible employers filling out the Employment Eligibility Verification Form I-9 an optional alternative to the in-person physical document examination method that employers have followed
On July 21, 2023, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced that it would publish a revised Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification. In addition, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced a final rule establishing an optional remote procedure for employers meeting certain requirements to complete the I-9 employment verification process.
During the pandemic, employers that hired employees who worked exclusively in remote settings due to COVID-19 precautions were temporarily exempt from the in-person inspection requirements for documents presented in connection with Form I-9. Under these circumstances, it was permissible for employers to remotely inspect the documents (over video link, fax, or email), and they were instructed to note “COVID-19” until such time that the documents could be inspected in person.
On May 4, 2023, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Immigration Customs and Enforcement (ICE) announced that employers have 30 days to reach I-9 compliance after COVID-19 flexibilities end on July 31, 2023. Under this announcement, all employees onboarded using remote verification must have in-person physical verification of
On May 5, 2023, Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced the sunset of the pandemic provision allowing employers to review I-9 employment verification documents remotely. On July 31, 2023, employers must return to the pre-pandemic practice of physically inspecting newly
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