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DHS Announces Ninth Extension of Temporary Requirements for Form I-9 Compliance

June 9, 2021

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) recently announced its ninth extension of temporary requirements offering flexibility of physical presence requirements associated with Form I-9 (Employment Eligibility Verification) through the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). DM Payroll Solutions highlights the new extension and offers insight on what employers should know about Form I-9 reporting in the coming months.

Why Another Extension?

The temporary requirements were extended again as a result of COVID-19-related precautions. As with the previous extensions, this extension only applies to workplaces and employers operating remotely. While more companies begin to return to the office, it’s important to note this extension will start applying to fewer and fewer employers. This new extension is set to expire on Aug. 31, 2021.

E-Verify Users

USCIS recommends qualifying E-Verify users that opt for the remote inspection to follow the current guidance, creating cases for new employees within three business days of their hire date.

More Guidance to Come

DHS said it will continue to watch the effects of the pandemic and update its guidance accordingly. In the meantime, DM Payroll Solutions will keep you posted with any new updates on the expiration of the temporary requirements. Contact us with any questions.