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Feds consider revisions to I-9 verification form

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That infamous I-9 employment verification form you must complete for each new employee may be going through some changes soon. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently published a draft of revisions to the I-9 form and requested public comment on the proposed changes. The biggest difference: The I-9 would expand from two to three pages (including the “List of Acceptable Documents”).

The extra room allows USCIS to add additional List A documents and more information for employers and employees to complete. It includes new, optional data fields to collect the employee’s email address and phone number. Plus, Section 2 is now on the second page of the form, which provides a clear delineation: page 1 is for the employee (or preparer) to complete and page 2 is for the employer to complete.

To read a full analysis of the proposed changes and find a link to send your comments, see the I-9 and E-Verify Blog.

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