That old stalwart of HR paperwork—the I-9 Form—got its much-anticipated facelift.
On March 8, 2013, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued a new version of the Employment Eligibility Verification Form. Employers have been required since 1986 to complete the I-9 Form for each new hire to verify the person’s identity and work eligibility, then to keep the form on file.
The USCIS announced the change in the Federal Register on March 8 and published the new form on its web site.
60-day grace period. Employers can immediately start using the new form, which carries a “Rev. 03/08/13)N” notation in the bottom left corner. The USCIS is giving employers 60 days to begin using the new form in their hiring procedures. “After May 7, 2013, all employers must use the revised Form I-9 for each new employee hired in the United States,” said the agency.
Employers that fail to use the correct form after 60 days open the...(register to read more)