Form I-9 Requirements Extended Again

03/31/2021 10:51 AM | Alex Clark

Effective March 31, 2021, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced another 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 March 31 but because of ongoing COVID-19-related precautions the Form I-9 flexibility policy was extended until May 31, 2021. Of note, the flexibility policy only applies to employers and workplaces that are operating remotely. 

The original March 23, 2020 news release has information about how to obtain, remotely inspect, and retain copies of the identity and employment eligibility documents to complete Section 2 of Form I-9. Read here and here for more guidance and clarification.

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