Your company has 90 additional days to keep reviewing I-9 employment documentation remotely. The feds granted yet another extension of remote I-9 checking.
The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) just announced employers now have until Nov. 19 to use the interim COVID-19 policy.
You’ll remember that back in March, ICE cleared remote I-9 checking because so many employers had shifted to remote work.
That new policy: You can initially inspect Section 2 documents remotely – via video, fax or email – and “obtain, inspect, and retain copies of the documents, within three business days for purposes of completing Section 2” of the I-9.
Of course your company will need to inspect I-9 documentation again in person.
One critical difference this time
This isn’t the first time the feds extended this policy.
One key distinction this go-around: If any employees are physically present at the worksite, you must do an in-person physical inspection of the I-9 documentation.
Will this be the final extension? Time will tell — we’ll keep you posted.