A quick reminder that all employers are required to use the new version of the Form I-9 (dated 07/17/17) beginning Monday, September 18, 2017.
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) first published the form in July. It has an expiration date of Aug. 31, 2019, and applies to new hires only. Employers should not complete new forms for current employees. Current storage and retention rules have not changed. To obtain your copy of the updated Form I-9 and to get a Form I-9 Checklist visit Curated Compliance library today!
The revisions to the form are confined to USCIS's List of Acceptable Documents and specifically update List C to reflect the most current version of the certification or report of birth issued by the U.S. State Department.
Although the changes to the Form I-9 are minimal, failure to use the new form can result in significant fines. Every change to the Form I-9, no matter how small or seemingly insignificant, can have an impact on an employer's ability to stay in compliance with the law. Make sure your organization is aware that a new version of Form I-9 exists and from now on use the updated version! And If you do have a new hire check out our background checks and employment screening options we have available through Curated Compliance to ensure smooth onboarding.