The Department of Homeland Security recently issued I-9 and E-Verify guidance in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic. Our webinar panelists—including Guidepost Solutions CEO Julie Myers Wood, former head of US Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and Executive Director of Immigration Policy at the US Chamber of Commerce Jon Baselice—provide insight and information regarding what employers' I-9 obligations will be as DHS implements this temporary guidance that relaxes certain regulatory requirements in the wake of this emergency. The panel also discussed the future of worksite enforcement. Other topics include:

The current state of immigration compliance under COVID-19

  • An overview of the I-9 rules
  • Relevant changes to the in-person requirement
  • What are my verification options under COVID-19?
  • Who qualifies to use the virtual options? How does it work, and what platforms can be used?
  • How does the third-party option work?
  • Is suspended/delayed verification an option?
  • What are some best practices for documentation and compliance under the relaxed requirements?
  • E-Verify guidance
  • A look at what's in the cards for the post-COVID-19 compliance and enforcement landscape

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