We just hired an employee who does not have a current identity document. Her driver license expired on April 1, and she says that she has not been able to renew it due to COVID-19. Can we hire her?
Yes. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued a temporary policy beginning on May 1, 2020 that allows an identity document with an expiration date on or after March 1, 2020 to be accepted for I-9 purposes.
DHS issued this policy due to COVID-19 closure of offices or reduced services that prevented individuals from renewing documents.