U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced Thursday that it would give employers 30 days to reach compliance with Form I-9 document inspection requirements once COVID-related I-9 flexibilities come to an end on July 31, 2023.
Additional Information: The Department of Homeland Security continues to work on a rule that would give ICE authority to allow remote inspection of documents in some cases. The agency published a proposed rule in August 2022 and received more than 500 public comments, including one from BAL. DHS is currently reviewing the public comments and plans to issue a final rule later this year.
BAL Analysis: The 30-day grace period will give employers some additional time to review documents in person once the temporary flexibilities end; however, this is still a tight time frame, particularly given that some employers have been relying on the temporary policy for more than three years. BAL continues to encourage companies that have not yet started in-person reviews to start planning as soon as possible. BAL will continue to monitor the development of DHS’ new I-9 rule and will provide updates as information becomes available.
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