U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has published a revised version of Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification. Between now and September 18, 2017, employers may choose to use either the current version (dated 11/14/2016) or the new version (dated 07/17/2017). Beginning September 18, 2017, employers must use the new version for all new hires and for reverifications.
Employers must complete a Form I-9 within three (3) days of hire to verify the identity and work authorization of all newly-hired employees, and to re-verify the work authorization of employees whose present work authorization will expire. Employers must use the version of Form I-9 that is current at the time of hire or reverification. Using an expired or invalid version of the form can result in penalties for noncompliance.
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