New I-9 form issued by USCIS

On July 17th the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued a new version of the I-9 form (used to verify work eligibility).  The new form can be completed electronically or in paper and pen format.  The new form must be used for all new hires on September 18, 2017 and going forward, however, I recommend that your hiring managers begin using them immediately in order to get used to the new forms and instructions.  Below is a link to both forms and instructions.

https://www.uscis.gov/i-9

Failure to comply with the most current I-9 forms and instructions comes with significant fines from the USCIS.  Please let me know if you need assistance with the new forms.  If your company relies heavily on non-citizen employees, I strongly encourage you to develop a relationship with a competent immigration attorney.

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