May 19, 2006
Electronic Signature and Storage of Form I-9
On May 11, the interim final rule entitled, "Electronic Signature
and Storage of Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification" cleared
the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) following initial review.
The rule has now passed through OMB and it must go back to Immigration
and Custom Enforcement (ICE) for final review and approval. If ICE
approves the rule, it will be published in the Federal Register.
This rule implements statutory changes to the Form I-9 retention
requirement that President George W. Bush signed into law on October
30, 2004 as reported previously by
The business community is awaiting the rule which will set standards
for electronic signatures and the electronic retention of the Form