New DHS Guidance on Completing the Form I-9 Remotely During the Coronavirus Outbreak


Presenters: John Fay, LawLogix; and Katie Minervino, Pierce Atwood LLP

Original program date: March 23, 2020  (available for on-demand viewing through June 2020)

Program length: 60 minutes

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For the past few weeks, employers across the US have been implementing a wide variety of employee policies and procedures in response to the rapidly-spreading novel coronavirus (COVID-19). In particular, organizations are now adopting “work from home” policies which include the onboarding of newly hired employees and the completion of the Form I-9.

Now, in the wake of COVID-19, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) recently announced they are implementing a rare Form I-9 exception for employers that are operating remotely as a result of COVID-19.

Employers with remote operations during the COVID-19 outbreak will ultimately need to decide whether to perform an in-person verification now using an authorized agent or conduct a virtual verification, followed by an in-person review later on.

In this fast-paced and timely webcast, John Fay of LawLogix and Katie Minervino of Pierce Atwood LLP will reveal best practices and useful tips for completing I-9s remotely during a pandemic crisis.

Learn about our speaker About the Presenters: John Fay is the president of LawLogix as well as an attorney and technologist with a deep applied knowledge of Form I-9 compliance and E-Verify rules and procedures.  During his 20 year career, he has advised employers on a variety of U.S. immigration and I-9/E-Verify issues, often in connection with the use of software. As LawLogix president, Fay provides strategic leadership and direction in the development and support of I-9, E-Verify and immigration case management software solutions. He is also responsible for interfacing with members of the Department of Homeland Security and Department of Justice to ensure regulatory compliance.

Katie Minervino is has practiced exclusively employment-based immigration law at Pierce Atwood LLP for the past 10 years, helping employers and employees create and execute immigration strategies to meet their short- and long-term immigration needs and advise on employment verification compliance issues. Since 2014, she has served as the chair of the American Immigration Lawyers Association Verification and Documentation Liaison Committee.

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SHRM Certification has approved this webcast for 1 PDC toward SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP recertification. A program code will be provided at the end of the webcast. The program also meets recertification credit standards set by the HR Certification Institute and other HR certifying bodies, but candidates must manually enter their activity into their records.

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This webcast is sponsored by LawLogix


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