New I-9, W-4 needed when employee changes name?

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Q. When employees get married, do we need new W-4s to show the new name? And do we need new I-9s (which, I assume, would require supporting documentation in the new name)? — M.G., Washington

A. For I-9 compliance, a name change is generally not a “reverification event,” meaning you don’t need to complete a new I-9. On the other hand, you should require employees to complete a new W-4 in the event of a name change.

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