For the next two months your company doesn’t have to physically lay hands on employment authorization documents to accept them.
But you will have a new process to follow to stay in compliance. Check out the details.
Check I-9 documentation once now, again later
You can initially inspect Section 2 documents remotely – video, fax or email all work – and “obtain, inspect, and retain copies of the documents, within three business days for purposes of completing Section 2” of the I-9.
Once things return to normal, your company will need to inspect I-9 documentation again in person.
Staffers should give “COVID-19” as the reason for the delay in the “additional information” field, along with “documents physically examined” and the date of inspection in either that field or Section 3.