USCIS Releases New Version of Form I-9
Today USCIS released its newest version of Form I-9. The I-9 page of USCIS’ website states that as of today, employers should begin using the Form I-9 posted on its website, which is version 10/21/2019. Employers may use either the 07/17/17N or the 10/21/2019 version up until April 30th. However, starting May 1st employers must only use the 10/21/2019 version of Form I-9. To download the latest version of Form I-9, please visit: https://www.uscis.gov/i-9.
Form I-9 is used by employers to verify the identity and employment authorization for individuals hired to work in the U.S. Employers have witnessed a tremendous increase in U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) I-9 audits. In order to avoid federal sanctions in the face of an I-9 audit, employers should ensure all I-9 eligibility forms are the correct version and are properly completed and retained. To guarantee full compliance with federal regulations, employers should always implement proper hiring processes and procedures and provide I-9 compliance training to those responsible for the hiring and retention of the company’s employees.
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