ICE Announces August 30, 2023 Deadline for Employers to Reach I-9 Compliance

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) recently announced that employers will have 30 days to reach compliance with Form I-9 requirements after the COVID-19 flexibilities sunset on July 31, 2023. These flexibilities were first announced in March 2020 and subsequently extended throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. DHS encourages employers who have been using those temporary flexibilities to plan ahead to ensure that all required physical inspections of identity and employment eligibility documents are completed by August 30, 2023. It is important to note that this deadline applies to individuals hired on or after...

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Returning to the Office

Ready for a Return to the Office?  What Employers Need to Know to Maintain Immigration Compliance  Danielle H. Gotcher, Managing Partner  As we begin to recover from the COVID crisis and companies start re-opening their offices, we want to provide employers with guidance and reminders related to certain immigration compliance requirements.  This article will highlight the areas where employers are vulnerable to liability and where certain actions may be needed to maintain proper compliance.    LCA Posting Notices (H-1b Compliance):   During COVID, the DOL relaxed the posting notice requirement for postings at the worksite; however, upon re-opening the office, the DOL expects employers to resume displaying the LCA Posting Notices. This is especially important for employees who may have moved outside of...

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