Practice Pointer: Physical Inspection of Form I-9 Documents for Forms Prepared during Temporary Virtual COVID I-9 Flexibilities Must be Completed by August 30, 2023

U.S. employers are required to verify the identity and employment authorization of individuals they hire using the Form I-9. After being offered employment, on or before the first day of employment, employees complete Part 1 of Form I-9. Within three business days of the start of employment, employees provide original documents to prove their identity …

USCIS Announces End of COVID-Related Flexibilities

Compelling Circumstances Employment Authorization Document (EAD)

1. What is a compelling circumstances EAD? A Compelling Circumstances Employment Authorization Document (EAD) is a special type of work permit issued by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). It allows certain non-U.S. citizens with approved I-140; specifically, those on H-1B/L-1/E-3/O status from countries like India/China that have an extensive backlog of Employment based …