Form I-9 Compliance Requirements due to COVID-19

Shiva Karimi
Director, Corporate Department, and Chair, Immigration Practice Group, and Managing Director Boston Office
March 20, 2020

DHS and ICE announced flexibility in complying with requirements related to Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, due to COVID-19.  The announcement provides guidance that allows employers with remote employees to obtain, remotely inspect, and retain copies of the identity and employment eligibility documents their employees provide to complete Section 2 of Form I-9. This provision only applies to employers and workplaces that are operating remotely.