Form I-9 Requirement Flexibility Extended Until October 31, 2022

The Form I-9 remote verification flexibility was set to expire on April 30, 2022, but has been extended until October 31, 2022.The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced an extension of the flexibility in complying with requirements related to Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, due to COVID-19.

Employers may continue to remotely verify their new hires’ identity and employment eligibility documentation until the new deadline. However, they are encouraged to begin, at their discretion, the in-person verification of identity and employment eligibility documentation for employees who were hired on or after March 20, 2020, and who presented such documents for remote inspection in reliance on the flexibilities first announced in March 2020.

For more information on updates to the Form I-9 process, visit the official U.S Citizenship and Immigration Services’ website:

Form I-9 made easier with paperless onboarding!

Employers using California Payroll’s Employee Onboarding Module can simplify their new hire process by offering new employees the ability to electronically complete their I-9 verification process and store their documentation in the Documentation Portal. Once the new hires’ documentation is verified, Clients are able to select the appropriate documents from the drop down lists and then sign off as the Authorized Representative.

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