New Employment Eligibility Verification I-9 Form
US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced that from September 18, 2017, employers must use Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, with revision date 07/17/17 N (date is located on lower left corner of the form), to verify the identity and work eligibility of every new employee hired after Nov. 6, 1986. Employers must also use this version of the form for the reverification of expiring employment authorization of current employees (if applicable). Employers can complete Form I-9 electronically using the latest version of Adobe Reader.
Prior versions of the form will no longer be valid for use. Employers failing to use the new forms may be penalized by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) as stated under section 274A of the Immigration and Nationality Act.
Employers should continue to follow existing storage and retention rules for each previously completed Form I-9.
The I-9 form can be found here: I-9 form
If you are an employer looking for help with immigration issues for your employees, please contact us at (617) 367-6750.
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