This month, the Department of Homeland Security and the U.S. Citizenship Services released the long-awaited new Form I-9 and instructions. Employers should be sure to update their files to ensure that they are using the most up to date Form I-9 for new hires and any re-verifications. The use of this new form will be mandatory starting on November 1, 2023.
As a reminder, this form is required by employers in the US to verify the identity and employment eligibility of their employees. Every single employee must have an I-9 completed and in their personnel file. To limit exposure, employers should make sure that I-9’s are completed fully and properly for all employees and retain records of this form for no less than 4 years after the date of separation from employment to ensure compliance with federal and California requirements. Failure to properly verify an employee’s eligibility to work in the U.S. could expose a business to penalties and fines that could add up quickly.
For questions about how to ensure you are I-9 compliant, please do not hesitate to contact our Employment Attorneys at Chauvel & Glatt.
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