ICE Extends Flexibility in Form I-9 Compliance Rules

The US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced that the relaxed rules for Form I-9 compliance, implemented earlier this year, would be extended to July 19.

On March 19, 2020, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced it would defer the physical presence requirements associated with the Employment Eligibility Verification (Form I-9) under section 274A of the Immigration and Nationality Act.

The current 30-day extension applies to employers operating 100% remotely. Employers who were served notices of inspection (NOIs) in March and had not already responded were granted an automatic 60-day extension, and now an additional 30-day extension.

The original guidance, including eligibility requirements, can be found here.