Last week, the United States Citizen and Immigration Service released a new Employment Eligibility Verification Form I-9. Employers are required to complete Form I-9 for all newly-hired employees to verify their identity and authorization to work in the United States. Click here to link to the new Form I-9. The new Form I-9 is now two pages. It contains expanded instructions and new fields for e-mail address, phone number and foreign passport in Section 1.
Employers should begin using the new Form I-9 immediately for all new hires. Employers may continue to use previously valid Forms I-9 (which contain revisions dates 08/07/09Y and 02/02/09N at the bottom) for 60 days until May 7, 2013. After May 7, 2013, employers must only use the new Form I-9. The new Form I-9 must be used in the cases of reverification or rehires.
For more information regarding employment compliance matters, please contact Mary Elizabeth Davis.