USCIS Releases Details of July 17 Revised I-9 Form

USCIS released a revised version of Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, on July 17. Employers will be able to use this revised version or continue using Form I-9 with a revision date of 11/14/16 N through Sept. 17. On Sept. 18, employers must use the revised form with a revision date of 07/17/17 N. Employers […]

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New Form I-9 to Be Issued in July

A new version of the Form I-9, dated 07/17/2017 N, will become mandatory on Sept. 17, 2017, replacing the version dated 11/22/2016 N, which may continue to be used until Sept. 16, 2017. The International Entrepreneur Rule was published in the Federal Register by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on Aug. 31, 2016, as a proposed rule […]

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Recent Regulatory and Legal Updates You Should Be Aware Of

In the past year, covering the end of the Obama administration to the beginning of the Trump White House, several developments have taken place on the legal and regulatory fronts that employers should be aware of and comply with as needed. Jan. 22, 2017: Revised Form I-9 use is mandated. The new employment eligibility form that […]

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New Form I-9 Must Be Used Starting Today

The revised “smart” version of the Employment Verification Form I-9 must be used beginning today, Jan. 22, even though it’s a Sunday and unlikely that many new hires would start work today. Form I-9 came about as a result of the Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA) of 1986, when President Ronald Reagan and the […]

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Revised Form I-9 Released

Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) today published a revised version of Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification. By Jan. 22, 2017, employers must use only the new version, dated 11/14/2016 N. Until then, they can continue to use the version dated 03/08/2013 N or the new version. Among the changes in the new version, Section 1 […]

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Revised Form I-9 to Debut within 90 Days

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) in late August approved revisions to the federal Employment Verification Form I-9 and gave the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) 90 days to release the new form. The note sent to USCIS by OMB reads: USCIS will, within 90 days, update the I-9 system in order to reflect […]

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New Form I-9 Coming Soon

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) says to continue using the current Form I-9, with an expiration date of March 31, 2016, until the new one is approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). The Paperwork Reduction Act requires that all federal government forms be reviewed every three years and either eliminated […]

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Revised Form I-9 On the Way after Commentary Period Closes

A 60-day commentary period on proposed changes for the employment verification Form I-9 ended on Jan. 25, enabling the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to proceed with its new “smart” version of the form. The “smart” Form I-9 is not a true electronic form per se since employers will still have to print […]

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USCIS Seeks Public Comments on Changes to Form I-9

United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has published a notice in the Federal Register to inform the public of proposed changes to Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification. The public may provide comments on the proposed changes for 60 days, until Jan. 25, 2016. Many of the proposed changes to Form I-9 are intended to help  […]

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USCIS Introduces Form I-9 Desktop Widget

Employers can now download and install a USCIS-provided desktop widget for filling out Form I-9, the worker eligibility document that all new hires must complete within three days. The widget takes you to an online Form I-9, but remember that employers still must complete Section I and employees Section II. In the end, you need to print […]

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