Post-Covid Form I-9 Compliance for Staffing Firms



In March 2020, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced guidance that temporarily would permit businesses operating remotely due to Covid-19 precautions to conduct remote Form I-9 document inspections. In October 2022, DHS announced that the temporary guidance will expire July 31, 2023. The flexibility provisions are available for employees who are working remotely due to Covid-19 precautions “until they undertake non-remote employment on a regular, consistent, or predictable basis, or the extension of the flexibilities related to such requirements is terminated, whichever is earlier.” the guidance created some flexibility for employers, but in most circumstances it does not apply to staffing firm workers, whether temporary or internal. Join immigration law expert and attorney Helen Konrad to find out what staffing firms should be prepared to do after the temporary guidance expires to maintain compliance.

During this webinar, attendees will learn

  • What it means to be “operating remotely due to Covid-19 precautions” and whether the temporary policy applies to your staffing firm
  • How to plan for and implement in-person verification for those workers onboarded under the temporary DHS guidance/li>
  • Best practices with verifying employment eligibility in a remote or hybrid environment


Helen KonradHelen Konrad

Director, immigration practice group, McCandlish Holton PC

Konrad is director in the immigration practice group of the law firm McCandlish Holton PC, where she concentrates on work site compliance; defending employers in U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Special Counsel, and Immigration and Customs Enforcement investigations; and employment-based and professional immigration. She has worked directly with the staffing industry for nearly 20 years and has shared her extensive expertise with staffing professionals at Staffing World, the ASA Staffing Law Conference, and in ASA webinars. Konrad has regularly been recognized as one of the best immigration lawyers in America, and she is consistently one of the highest-rated speakers at ASA events.

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