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Discover How to Complete Form I-9 Under the New Flexible Rules. USCIS Shows Us How.

In an unusual move, USCIS recently posted examples of annotated Forms I-9 as guidance for employers. They cover both remote employment authorization inspection and performing the required physical inspection once normal operations resume. All told, USCIS provided seven Form I-9 examples.  These are meant to assist employers with documentation resulting from the temporary policy allowing employers to inspect Section 2 documents remotely using video, fax, email, or other. Currently, this flexibility is set to expire […]

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Are You Ready to Complete I-9 Verification for an F-1 STEM OPT EAD? Read This First.

Some F-1 students may apply for work experience for up to 36 months, something that benefits both them and employers. To enjoy this benefit, F-1 students have to correctly apply for an Employment Authorization Document (EAD) and go through the I-9 Verification process. How do you do this?  First, STEM students need to remember that they must apply correctly and timely for this benefit.  Just one day of delay can make the difference between being […]

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Alert for Post Covid-19 Workplaces: What You Should Know Right Now about I-9 Compliance

Over the past few months, many employers took advantage of pandemic-inspired relaxation of Form I-9 review policies that allowed for employers to examine employment eligibility documents remotely. Now that many physical locations are reopening, things are changing again. What exactly do employers need to do? For Employees Hired Utilizing Remote Verification Within three business days of resuming normal operations, you should require any employees who were hired utilizing remote verification to show up in person […]

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USCIS Releases Updated Q&A on Temporary Policies for Form I-9 and E-Verify

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, DHS has provided some temporary flexibility to the E-Verify and Form I-9 requirements. Here are the latest Q&As from USCIS on this topic, which should be helpful to employers. Read on.

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Just Announced Flexibility for In-Person I-9 Verification

On Friday, March 20, 2020, the Department of Homeland Security used its discretionary authority to allow flexibility for the in-person Form I-9 verification requirements. Here is what you need to know. Who Is Eligible for This Flexibility? If you’re an employer practicing social distancing because of the pandemic, you can now remotely review new hires identity and employment authorization documents. This flexibility only applies to employees working remotely. If the employee is physically present at […]

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New I-9 Form Now Available

The new Form I-9 was made available for use starting January 31, 2020, and employers can start using it now. However, you are not required to start using it until the grace period ends on May 1, 2020. Some of the general changes to note: USCIS website addresses have been updated Which documents are acceptable for Form I-9 has been clarified Who can act as an employer’s authorized representative has been clarified You can read […]

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