By KoKo Huang

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has announced that it is extending Form I-9 compliance flexibility. As previously detailed, on March 19, 2020 DHS began allowing certain employers to defer the physical presence requirement of I-9 documentation inspection and temporarily allowed electronic or remote I-9 documentation review. These provisions were originally set to expire on May 19. Presumably, the extension is for the full 30 days or until the national emergency expires, whichever comes first. We are continuing to monitor these policies for updates related to the termination of these extensions or the announcement of additional extensions.