I-9 Flexibilities Ending

Volume: 22 | Issue: 19
May 16, 2023

The flexibilities permitted by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) toward the Employment Eligibility Verification Form (Form I-9) compliance during the pandemic are ending. Employers should be prepared to return to full and regular Form I-9 compliance by July 31, 2023.

Employers have until August 30, 2023, to complete in-person physical document inspections for any employee whose documents were inspected remotely during the pandemic. Any employee whose identity and eligibility to work was verified virtually during the pandemic should be required to report for in-person verification so that the employer can physically examine the employee’s original identity and work authorization documentation in the presence of the employee. ICE has provided additional information on how you should document this process, as well as visual examples.

KZA attorneys are available to answer your questions and assist you with this process.

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