Employers have been told a new I-9 form is forthcoming and it is finally here! The wait is over! On January 31, 2020, the USCIS released the updated I-9 form. An I-9 form is used to verify the identity and employment authorization of individuals hired for employment in the U.S. After an offer of employment, an employer is required to verify whether an employee is authorized to work in the U.S. Failure to do so may lead an employer to incur penalties and fines that can add up!
The new I-9 contains minor changes to the form and clarifies instructions to be more user friendly. Although employers are encouraged to begin using this updated I-9 immediately, an employer may continue to use the prior version until April 30, 2020. After this date, an employer must only use the updated I-9 with the 10/21/2019 version date. You can double check to see if you have the updated form by checking the version date located at the lower left corner of the form. Find the updated I-9 form in English and Spanish here.
If you have any questions about the changes to the I-9 form or the employment verification process please contact the Employer Lawyers at Chauvel & Glatt.
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