Updated Form I-9 for Use Beginning in September (article)
The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) released a revised version of Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification on July 17, 2017. The Form I-9 is used to verify the identity and employment authorization of individuals hired for employment in the United States, including both citizens and non-citizens. Employers are required to have a completed Form I-9 for each individual on their payroll. While this form is not required to be submitted to the USCIS, employers are required to retain these forms for a minimum of three years following the date of hire, or one year following termination of employment, whichever is later.
USCIS made several revisions to the form – a complete list is available from their news release. Employers can use this revised version, or continue using Form I-9 with a revision date of “11/14/16 N” through September 17, 2017. Beginning September 18, 2017, employers are required to use the revised form with a revision date of “07/17/17 N”. In addition, USCIS released an updated Handbook for Employers which incorporates the changes to the Form I-9 to assist employers in completing these forms.
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