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In an increasingly digital world, many employers are looking to rely less on paper and move to electronic systems. In recent years, the concept of electronic Form I-9 completion and maintenance has become an attractive option for companies looking to achieve this goal.

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has provided some guidance relating to electronic completion and maintenance, although the law has arguably not yet caught up to the technology.

In this article, we will provide background information on software programs that provide electronic Form I-9 completion and maintenance, review the critical protocols that must be in place for employers looking to move Form I-9s into the digital world, and provide the 10 must-answer questions for employers exploring electronic platforms for Form I-9 completion, maintenance and storage.

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Special thanks to the authors, Melissa Allchin and Matthew Gorman.


This article was originally published in Law360.