The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) sought public comments on a notice of proposed rulemaking that would allow it to change the Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification process. They requested comments until October 17th, 2022, and encouraged employers to provide comments regarding their take on the proposed changes.
The DHS’s notice of proposed rulemaking suggests creating a framework under which the DHS could implement pilot programs. Such programs would allow alternative verification options, develop emergency rules, and implement alternative procedures to in-person inspections once determining that they offer the same level of security.
The DHS requested that employers provide comments regarding any benefits and burdens associated with its proposed changes to the verification of identity and eligibility documents. These include:
The DHS also requested comments on any benefits or increased costs employers face from existing I-9 procedures and those they may face due to these proposed changes.
As these proposed changes show, regulations governing Form I-9 are continuously shifting. The best way for employers to remain current is to invest in an electronic Form I-9 management system. This system can provide employers with step-by-step guidance and retain forms and documentation securely and conveniently.
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