The Department of Homeland Security made a staggering, if not at all unsurprising, announcement on Friday, May 6, 2023: The temporary flexibility that allowed companies to remotely complete New Hire’s I-9 Employment Eligibility Form will expire on July 31, 2023. Moreover, any employee who was remotely onboarded will need to complete an in-person Verification by August 30, 2023.
As the country continues to achieve vaccination milestone after milestone, it does seem that, eventually, things will get back to normal. Or at least something resembling normal. Yet, as companies prepare to bring workers back into the office, it is clear that office work is one thing that employees, by and large, do not want to go back to normal.
Over the last year, employees across the country proved they could remain productive despite working from home, addressing one of the dominant concerns among employers regarding remote work. Now, employers are salivating at the opportunity to lower their overhead by reducing or removing office space, while also looking to mitigate other potential pitfalls.
Earlier this week, we discussed how TrendSource OnSite Inspection’s remote I-9 employee verification services can help businesses onboard remote New Hires. There, we also described in detail why remote I-9 verifications have become increasingly necessary and how TrendSource executes them. If you have questions about the actual mechanics of remote I-9 verification, check it out.
Over the last year, employers have encountered new problems as they attempt to onboard New Hires as work-from-home becomes more common. Employers, therefore, need to find remote I-9 verification services. What is remote I-9 verification, why are remote-I-9s necessary, and how does remote I-9 verification work?