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DHS Relaxes Form I-9 Review Requirements

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has announced that the review of Form I-9 documents in person will be temporarily deferred for those employers that are offering remote work options because of COVID-19 precautions. Click here for the official announcement.

How to facilitate this in WorkBright: If you use WorkBright’s I-9, we are perfectly set up to securely facilitate the collection of Section 2 documentation and to make additional notes in your I-9 as per your regular process. Click here to see how WorkBright’s digital onboarding software works

DHS Issues Covid-19 Guidance For E-Verify

E-Verify case creation deadlines will remain in place—although relaxed—but the timeframe for affected workers to resolve some tentative nonconfirmations (TNCs) will be extended, according to new guidance issued by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

DHS provided the following guidelines for employers whose operations are being impacted by the coronavirus pandemic:

  • Organizations using E-Verify must still create cases for their new hires within three business days of the date of hire. If E-Verify case creation is delayed because of COVID-19 precautions, employers are instructed to enter “COVID-19” as the reason for the delay after selecting “other” in the dropdown menu.
  • The timeframe to resolve TNCs from the Social Security Administration will be extended due to that agency’s office closures. The timeframe to resolve TNCs from the DHS will be extended in limited circumstances if due to office closures. Read more

How to facilitate this in WorkBright: If you use WorkBright’s E-Verify in combination with our I-9, we are fully set up to securely facilitate the collection of Section 2 documentation and to make additional notes in your I-9 as per your regular process. Click here to see WorkBright’s E-Verify module

Other COVID-19 Related HR Headlines

IRS and DOL Unveil Employer Tax Credits for Coronavirus-Related Leaves

SHRM.org, March 25, 2020

Employers with fewer than 500 employees can quickly begin taking advantage of two new refundable payroll tax credits designed to reimburse them, dollar for dollar, for the cost of providing leave to employees affected by COVID-19, the respiratory illness caused by the coronavirus. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the Department of Labor (DOL) unveiled the plan in a March 20 press release. Read more…


10 WAYS TO CREATE A HEALTHIER WORKPLACE FOR REMOTE WORKERS

WorkBright.com, March 24, 2020

Are your team members struggling with mental and physical health while working from home? One of the downsides of working from home is the isolation that many people feel, especially if this is all new to you. Employees who were used to going to the office every day now struggle with motivation and excitement about work. Read more…


Consider These Benefit Issues Before You Furlough or Terminate Employees

SHRM.org, March 25, 2020

Which benefits will employees keep, and for how long? In light of the nation’s response to COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, and the resultant economic downturn, employers of all sizes face the moral and financial dilemma of evaluating employee headcounts. Read more…


5 Tips For Onboarding Employees While Remote

WorkBright.com, March 16, 2020

Last week we covered how to help your employees transition to remote work, but what about new employees? You might be onboarding new employees during this current pandemic, and we wanted to give you some tips on how to onboard employees during this tough time. Read more…