By KoKo Huang and Gregory McCall

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has announced a further 30-day extension of flexible Form I-9 inspection procedures, through August 19, 2020. 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 but were extended for an additional 30 days. On June 16, DHS announced a further 30-day extension through July 18. Presumably, the most recent extension is for the full 30 days or until the national emergency expires, whichever comes first.