Feds Issue New I-9

For months, we have been advising you to use the expired Form I-9 to verify employee identity and authorization to work while the government finalizes a revised form.

The government has finally revised the form and issued a revision.

As of January 31, 2020, businesses may use the new form. Through April 30, 2020, employers can use either the expired Form I-9 or the newly issued Form I-9. Commencing April 30, 2020, an employer must use the new Form I-9 which carries the date of 10/21/2019 and an expiration date of October 31, 2022.

As we have reminded you, compliance with the Form I-9 requirements is important. Cracking down on illegal immigration has been a Trump administration policy, and for employers that translates into I-9 audits which have been mushrooming in recent years.

A Form I-9 must be properly completed for each individual hired for employment. An employer must carefully follow the instructions on the Form I-9 so the identity and authorization to work of the employee can be verified without undue restrictions on the employee’s ability to work.

If you have questions or to download the new form, please go to https://www.uscis.gov/i-9