That old stalwart of HR paperwork—the I-9—finally got its much-anticipated face lift. On Nov. 7, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued a new version of the Employment Eligibility Verification Form (Form I-9). Since 1986, employers have been required to complete the I-9 for each new hire to verify the person’s identity and work eligibility.
Employers should start using the new form immediately. The new form reduces by five the number of documents employees may use to prove their eligibility to work in the United States.
Employers may no longer accept the following documents when filling out Section 2 of the form, which asks employers to “review and verify” employees’ identity documents:
- Certificate of U.S. Citizenship (Form N-560 or N-561)
- Certificate of Naturalization (Form N-550 or N-570)
- Alien Registration Receipt Card (I-151)
- Unexpired Reentry Permit (Form I-327)
- Unexpired Refugee Travel Document ...(register to read more)
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