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By: John Fay Published On: Mar 26, 2020 https://www.lawlogix.com/covid-19-update-uscis-provides-i-9-guidance-on-expired-drivers-licenses-and-state-ids/ mailto:?subject=I%20thought%20you%20might%20be%20interested%20in%20this%20article.&body=https://www.lawlogix.com/covid-19-update-uscis-provides-i-9-guidance-on-expired-drivers-licenses-and-state-ids/%0D%0D%0DRead%20more:%0Dhttps://www.lawlogix.com/covid-19-update-uscis-provides-i-9-guidance-on-expired-drivers-licenses-and-state-ids/ During the past few weeks, many states across the US have been closing their DMV branch offices to the public in order to limit the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). As a result, individuals may be unable to apply for a new driver’s license or state ID, particularly when an in-person visit is required. To minimize customer inconvenience, many of these states are either extending the validity of the driver’s licenses and state IDs automatically or in some cases, simply limiting enforcement in the event of traffic stops. But as…
By: John Fay Published On: Mar 23, 2020 https://www.lawlogix.com/e-verify-extends-social-security-mismatch-timeframe-in-light-of-coronavirus-covid-19/ mailto:?subject=I%20thought%20you%20might%20be%20interested%20in%20this%20article.&body=https://www.lawlogix.com/e-verify-extends-social-security-mismatch-timeframe-in-light-of-coronavirus-covid-19/%0D%0D%0DRead%20more:%0Dhttps://www.lawlogix.com/e-verify-extends-social-security-mismatch-timeframe-in-light-of-coronavirus-covid-19/ On Saturday, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued new E-Verify guidance for employers in response to the COVID-19 pandemic that has been upending both personal and professional life as we once knew it. This latest update follows last Friday’s extraordinary Form I-9 announcement from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), allowing remote employers to conduct a virtual verification of the I-9 documents during the coronavirus outbreak. In case you missed it, you can read all about it here. E-Verify’s update is primarily centered around Tentative Nonconfirmations (or…
Today, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced that they are implementing a special Form I-9 exception for employers who have implemented a “stay at home” work policy as a result of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Here is what you need to know: Summary Employers and workplaces that are operating remotely will not be required to review identity and employment eligibility documentation in-person and can instead inspect them remotely within 3 days of the employee’s start date DHS mentions using video conferencing, fax, or email to conduct the remote verification Employer must obtain, inspect, and retain copies of the…
**UPDATE** – we reached out to the USCIS to see if they were contemplating any special allowance or “waiver” for employers from completing the I-9 within the 3-day time period during the coronavirus outbreak. Below is their response (spoiler alert – the answer is no). 3/12/2020: the current policy remains in effect and indicates, in part: “When completing Form I-9, the employer or authorized representative must physically examine, with the employee being physically present, each document presented to determine if it reasonably appears to be genuine and relates to the employee presenting it.  Reviewing or examining documents via webcam is…