U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has published the newest version of the Form I-9. The form, used to verify employment eligibility, will be mandatory beginning Sept. 18. “Employers will be able to use this revised version or continue using Form I-9 with a revision date of 11/14/16 N through Sept. 17,” the agency said. “On Sept. 18, employers must use the revised form with a revision date of 07/17/17 N.”
Form I-9 is used for verifying the identity and employment authorization of individuals hired for employment in the United States. All U.S. employers must ensure proper completion of Form I-9 for each individual they hire for employment in the United States. This includes citizens and noncitizens. Both employees and employers (or authorized representatives of the employer) must complete the form. On the form, an employee must attest to his or her employment authorization. The employee must also present his or her employer with acceptable documents evidencing identity and employment authorization.
The new form and instructions can be downloaded here.
If you have any questions, please contact our Director of Human Resources, Caroline Organ at [email protected] or 716-854-5034.