Don’t forget to begin using the new Form I-9 on Monday September 18, 2017. This is the third time this year that the Form I-9 has been updated. The Smart Form I-9 went into effect in January, corrections were made in the spring, and a new version goes into effect on September 18. According to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, the new revisions are relatively minor and primarily relate to the List of Acceptable Documents. The retention and storage requirements remain the same.
A new 15-page set of instructions is available for the form, and an updated Handbook for Employers, a valuable resource for those handling Form I-9 issues is available on the USCIS website.
The new form applies to new hires only and has an expiration date of August 31, 2019. You may retrieve the new form here. Be sure to remove any of the previous forms from your new hire packets to avoid inadvertently using an outdated form.
This post is not intended as a substitute for professional legal advice and does not constitute an attorney-client relationship. If you have any questions about this information, please contact an employment law attorney at Martin, Browne, Hull & Harper, P.L.L. at 937-324-5541.