Normally, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) regulations provide for an automatic extension period of up to 180 days from the expiration date stated on the Employment Authorization Document (EAD) for applicants within certain employment-eligible categories who have a timely filed and pending request to renew employment authorization
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As of May 4, 2022, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is increasing the automatic extension of work authorization from 180 days to 540 days for certain individuals.
Currently, certain individuals with expiring employment authorization documents (EADs) can continue working for an additional 180 days as long as they have
On April 25, 2022, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency announced an extension of compliance flexibility related to Form I-9 employment eligibility verification requirements until October 31, 2022.
I-9 flexibility is extended until October 31, 2022, due to continuing COVID-19 precautions.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) guidance remains the same and preparing for the possible end of the flexibility is still advised. Indeed, DHS stated, “[E]mployers are encouraged to begin, at their discretion, the in-person verification of
A new Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification is in the works. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is seeking comments on its proposed changes to the form.
Used by all employers, Form I-9 has always had many traps for the unwary. DHS, with its proposed changes, is trying to simplify
As of May 1, 2022, employers can no longer accept expired List B documents for Form I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification purposes, and any expired List B documents that were previously accepted must be updated by July 31, 2022.
Allowing employees to present these expired documents was a temporary policy instituted
So, more COVID-19 related developments, but this time related to Form I-9 compliance. The federal Department of Homeland Security announced recently that beginning on May 1, 2022, employers may no longer accept expired identity documents (listed in “List B” of the “Lists of Acceptable Documents” on the Form I-9).
The Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”) announced the end of a COVID-19 related temporary policy change regarding acceptable documents during the I-9 process for administration of the Immigration and Nationality Act’s prohibition against employment of unauthorized foreign nationals.
Federal law requires
As the COVID-19 workplace begins its third year, employers working on federal contracts must understand updated I-9 compliance and their I-9 and E-Verify responsibilities when employees relocate or work remotely.
The Social Security Administration (SSA) has reached an agreement with three of its unions on its COVID-19 re-entry plan.
SSA offices have been essentially closed to the public since March 2020. That affected SSA’s ability to resolve E-Verify Tentative Nonconfirmations (TNCs) due to a no-match between a person’s name and
Employers know they must confirm the identity and work authorization of each new hire by completing a Form I-9.
ICE has announced it will extend I-9 flexibility until April 30, 2022, due to continuing precautions related to COVID-19.
The guidance remains the same:
Employees who work exclusively in a remote setting due to COVID-19 continue to be temporarily exempt from the in-person requirements associated with Form I-9 Employment Eligibility
Michael Neifach discusses the practical and compliance implications of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security potentially extending the I-9 inspection flexibility afforded during the COVID-19 to be a permanent standard in “DHS Seeks Input on Making Remote I-9 Review Permanent,” published by SHRM.
Once again, at the last moment, ICE has extended “flexibility” for I-9 employment verification. This time, for four more months, until the end of the year, December 31, 2021, due to continuing COVID-19 precautions.
Employees hired on or after April 1, 2021, who work exclusively in a remote setting are
E-Verify is moving toward tougher enforcement, which can result in a temporary termination from participation in the E-Verify program.
Early in the COVID-19 pandemic, E-Verify relaxed some of its standards regarding Tentative Nonconfirmation (TNCs). But, by November 2020, E-Verify stopped allowing extensions and began enforcing its usual timing requirements.