New I9 Requirements Effective July 31, 2023 

After three years of leniency, The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is ending its temporary COVID-19-related I-9 policies. US employers will no longer be exempt from in-person inspections of new hires’ identity and employment eligibility forms. The government will end the granted flexibility from 2020, effective July 31, 2023. 


What this Means for Employers:   

  • All I-9 Documents must be physically inspected in person regardless of employees’ status as remote, hybrid or in-person starting July 31, 2023.  
  • All I9 forms must be completed within 72 hours of the employee’s start date.   


Cardinal is here to help.   

Cardinal services can provide you with options to help you remain compliant with the I9 rules.   

Questions? Call the Cardinal office today at (800) 342-4742 for more information.