On May 1st, 2020, The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced yet another temporary Form I-9 policy in regards to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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.
Business leaders are focused on markets and the Coronavirus–as they should be–but they also need to be aware of another looming deadline at the end of April when the prior version of the I-9 form–which is the most fined government form and is required for all legally employed workers–becomes obsolete.
The I-9 form is used to verify the identity and employment authorization of individuals hired for employment in the United States. The form must be completed by all US employers for every individual that they hire domestically. Both employees and employers are required to accurately complete the form. Failure to do so, or do so properly can result in an audit and/or fine.