COVID-19 Temporary Flexibilities for Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, Will End on July 31, 2023—Be Aware of Possible Employer Obligations

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has ended the COVID-19 temporary flexibilities for Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, effective July 31, 2023. Employers will have until August 30, 2023, to complete in-person physical document inspections for all employees whose documents were inspected remotely during the temporary flexibilities period that ran from March 2020 through July 2023.

For guidance on how employers can notate remote inspections and subsequent physical inspections, please follow USCIS guidelines here.

If you have any questions or are unsure if your company has met I-9 reporting requirements, please reach out to your attorney at McCown & Evans to set up a call.