The US government requires all employers to verify an employee's work eligibility within 3 days of hire. Under normal circumstances, an employer must verify the I-9 documents in-person. Many employers have asked what they should do when meeting in person is not possible due to the current health crisis. The Department of Homeland Security issued guidance today.
Elaine Martin has been practising US and global immigration law since 1997. She is an immigrant herself (from Ireland), so has a special understanding of the legal and emotional challenges involved in relocating to a new country.