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U.S. employers seeking greater flexibility when onboarding new employees have reason to celebrate the government’s recent move to long-term virtual I-9 document review. The updated Form I-9 allows for remote document inspection procedures aimed at streamlining the onboarding process, and the update should be especially useful for eligible employers hiring a hybrid or remote workforce.

However, many employers are still hastening to finish inspecting their existing Form I-9 documents that need to be re-checked if completed under COVID-19 flexibilities, often on tight budgets. How can organizations help ensure they meet inspection deadlines while remaining I-9 compliant?

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