Employers Must Begin Using Revised Form I-9 by January 22, 2017
The United States Citizenship and Immigration Service ("USCIS") has issued a revised Form I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification for employers to utilize when hiring a new employee. Employers can voluntarily begin using the revised form immediately, but must start using the form no later than January 22nd.
As a reminder, employers must have new employees complete Part 1 of the Form I-9 on or before an employee's first day of employment. Employers must complete Part 2 of the form no later than three days following the employee's date of hire. In counting the three days, the first day of employment is day one.
The link to the revised Form I-9 is https://www.uscis.gov/i-9
USCIS provides a fillable PDF of the form that you can choose or a paper copy you can print and handwrite in the information collected. If you choose to utilize the fillable PDF, and you input the information into Part 1 for the employee, remember to have the employee review Part 1 for accuracy and sign the form. As the preparer, you will also need to complete the section requesting information about the preparer.
Retention periods for keeping Form I-9s have not changed.
If you have any questions about the revised Form I-9 or verification issues in general, contact Mark Bloom at (260)425-1648.