Checking Worker Immigration Status
Employers Must Use New I-9 Form Starting January 21, 2017
Businesses nationwidewill soon have an updated I-9 form to verify a new hire's eligibility for employment. See: New Changes on Employment Eligibility Verification Form I-9.
The new formis in the final review stage. The U.S. Office of Management and Budget approved it in August, 2016. It is now over to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) for any technical updates, with issuance no later than January 21, 2017. Once available, it will be valid until August 31, 2019.
In the meantime,employers are to continue to use the I-9 form with revision date "03/08/2013." That existing form is available online. Additional information on the forms is available at I-9 Central on the USCIS website.
For more information,please contact one of our attorneys Tim Bowles, Cindy Bamforth or Helena Kobrin.
October 4, 2016