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.
On July 29, 2015, OSHA proposed to amend its recordkeeping regulations to clarify that the duty to make and maintain accurate records of work-related injuries and illnesses is an ongoing obligation. The duty to record an injury or illness continues for as long as the employer must keep records of the recordable injury or illness; the duty does not expire just because the employer fails to create the necessary records when first required to do so.