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Faegre Drinker: Form I-9 Update

Department of Homeland Security Introduces Flexibility for In-Person I-9 Rules

On March 20, 2020, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued an announcement that it will relax the requirement for employers to review employee’s identity and work authorization documents in person and complete Section 2 of the Form I-9. Employers may now inspect Section 2 documents remotely (i.e., over webcam, fax, email, etc.) and obtain, inspect and retain copies of the documents within three business days.


Sari M. Long, Associate, Washington DC | 202 312 7029
• Scott W. Wright, Partner, Minneapolis |

Compliments of Faegre Drinker – a member of the EACCNY.