The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently added a dedicated Q&A webpage to their site to address the new temporary Form I-9 and E-Verify policies that have been implemented because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Q&A page includes new information and guidance that will be helpful for any organization hiring during the COVID-19 crisis.

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The Form I-9 is a federally mandated, two-page document used for verifying the identity and employment authorization of individuals hired for employment within the United States.  Every employer is responsible for ensuring proper completion of the Form I-9 for all individuals hired for employment in the U.S.  Once completed, employers must retain these forms for a designated period of time for the purpose of future inspections sanctioned by the U.S. government.

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The Basics

The Form I-9 is a federally mandated, two-page document used for verifying the identity and employment authorization of individuals hired for employment within the United States. Every employer is responsible for ensuring proper completion of the Form I-9 for all individuals hired for employment in the United States. Once completed, employers must retain these forms for a designated period of time for the purpose of future inspections sanctioned by the U.S. government.

 

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