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New Employee Verification Form (I-9) Required For Employees

by Pat Collopy on Jul 27, 2017 1:23:26 PM

New Employee Verification Form (I-9) Required For Employees Hired After September 18, 2017 

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) released a revised version of Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, on Monday, July 17, 2017.

Employers are able to use this revised version immediately, but may continue using the former Form I-9 (revision date of 11/14/2016) through September 17, 2017. 

Employers must use the revised Form I-9 (revision date 7/17/17) for all new employees with a hire date of September 18, 2017 or later. Employers should continue to follow existing storage and retention rules for any previously completed Form I-9.

The revisions to the Form I-9 are minor and employers do not need to change their processes.

Revisions to the Form I-9 instructions:

  • The Office of Special Counsel for Immigration-Related Unfair Employment Practices (OSC) has undergone a name change and is now referred to as Immigrant and Employee Rights Section (IER).
  • Instructions on Section 2 have been altered to omit the words “the end of” from the phrase “the first day of employment.”

Revisions related to the List of Acceptable Documents on Form I-9:

  • Added to List C is the Consular Report of Birth Abroad (Form FS-240).
  • List C, selection C#2 has been revised to combine all report of birth certifications issued by the Department of State (Form FS-545, Form DS-1350, and Form FS-240).
  • Excluding the Social Security card, all List C documents have been renumbered.

Additional information may be found at the USCIS website, under “I-9 Central.”

For more information on required employer forms and retention rules, please contact your local Complete Payroll Solutions HR Consultant at 866-658-8800 and we will be happy to answer your questions.



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