On July 18, 2020, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) issued an extension of a temporary policy allowing certain employers to conduct remote review and inspection of I-9 documentation for new employees. The policy was set to expire on July 19, but has now been extended through August 19, 2020. The extension provides employers with additional time to ensure good-faith compliance with the I-9’s in-person inspection requirement, but that does not mean that employers should wait for the policy to expire before beginning in-person reviews.

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