The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) has issued a new form I-9 for all employers. Companies may begin using the new form now, but must begin using the new form by September 18, 2017. All collection and retention rules for existing I-9 forms remain in effect. A few changes were made to the list of acceptable documents in List C, and a few form instructions were revised. The updates are included in the USCIS Handbook for Employers which was developed to help employers correctly fill out, store, and retain I-9’s.
If you have any questions about the new I-9 form or any other business or employment issue, please feel free to contact our office.