As businesses remain closed and employees continue to work remotely, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has revisited COVID-19 related accommodations for Form I-9 Employment Verification. There have been several flexibility policy extensions, with related employer follow-up obligations that must be tracked. There also has been a scheduled Form I-9 update, with related guidance. Employers

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Due to COVID-19, we have seen a nationwide shift to remote work arrangements. The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has recognized the incompatibility of in-person employment-eligibility requirements with public health restrictions, and has therefore issued temporary accommodations to the Employment Eligibility Verification (Form I-9)