ICE Extends I-9 Compliance Flexibility, No More Extensions for Employers to Respond to NOIs Served in March
Category : Compliance
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) have extended the I-9 requirement flexibility accommodations that were issued in March until August 19. Also, ICE announced that no additional extensions will be granted to employers who were served Notices of Inspection (NOIs) by ICE during March 2020.
As mentioned in our previous article, DHS is allowing employers that have implemented physical proximity policies due to Covid-19 to verify an employee’s identity documents remotely. E-Verify participants who meet the criteria and choose the remote inspection option should continue to follow current guidance and create cases for their new hires within three business days from the date of hire.
As a reminder, if you’re an employer that utilizes CRC’s online I-9 form documentation service, you can utilize additional features we’ve made to help reduce the burden of organizing and tracking this update. We’ve added a checkbox in the top of section 2 titled “Operating remotely physical inspection delay COVID-19.” Checking this box will allow the employer to upload a copy of the documents. Once normal operations resume, customers are notified to complete their physical inspections and mark them as complete on their forms.
In response to these ongoing extensions, CRC will be hosting a webinar where we’ll discuss these updates as well as strategies that HR personnel can use to stay in compliance. The webinar will be held on July 29 at 3:00 PM EST and interested parties can register by clicking here.
If you have any questions about this announcement or CRC’s I-9 fulfillment, please reach out to our Sales team.