Employers Urge Biden to Extend I-9 Remote Verification As August 30 Deadline Looms

Employers concerned about their ability to complete the I-9 employment verification in person before the August 30 deadline are urging the Biden administration to extend the pandemic-era remote employment verification options until a new regulation makes them permanent. 

  • Go deeper: Employers are concerned about how ICE will evaluate in-person verification efforts, and they cite a lack of information regarding how the agency will assess companies’ verification practices after the August 30 deadline.
  • Big picture: From March 2020, DHS allowed virtual inspections of new employees’ work eligibility documents. Now remote or mostly remote workers hired over the last three years must complete an in-person examination of their documents, regardless of their citizenship status, before August 30 of this year. Failure to comply could result in monetary penalties for companies and affect their eligibility for federal contracts.
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