Cisive’s offices will be closing early on Friday, June 18th in observance of Juneteenth. Regular business hours will resume on Monday, June 21st, 2021.
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The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has recently extended its flexibility regarding the requirement for employers to physically inspect documents presented for Section 2 of the Form I-9; due to COVID-19 precautions, DHS’ policy is extended through August 31, 2021.
Originally announced on March 19, 2020, and extended several times since then, this policy allows employers that are operating 100% remotely due to COVID-19 to defer the physical presence requirements associated with Section 2 of the Form I-9. If employees are physically present at the workplace, however, in-person document inspection is required.
Once normal operations resume or DHS’s extension of flexibilities is terminated on August 31, 2021, whichever is earlier, employees who were on-boarded during this time must report to their employer within three business days for in-person verification of the document(s) presented for Section 2 of the Form I-9.
For additional information, please click the link here to ICE’s website. Read more