U.S. employers must begin using the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services’ (USCIS) new Form I-9 by Dec. 26.
Final approval of the new form—plus a decision by the government not to contest for now a court decision that suspended new rules on handling no-match letters—brings to a close a busy fall season in which employers’ role in immigration enforcement has been in the spotlight.
The federal government in recent years has stepped up action against U.S. employers that hire illegal immigrants. Checking I-9 forms and using no-match letters from the Social Security Administration have been key tools in the government’s arsenal.
Start using new I-9 now
Employers must complete an Employment Eligibility Verification Form (Form I-9) for each new hire to verify the person’s identity and work eligibility. (You need to use new I-9 version only for new hires. You don’t need to complete new forms for existing employees. However,...(register to read more)