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Employers: Start using revised Form I-9 on April 3

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Effective April 3, 2009, employers in the United States have been required to use a revised version of the I-9 form. It can be found at the  USCIS web site.

Background: Since 1986, employers have been required to fill out an Employment Eligibility Verification (I-9) form within three days after hiring each new employee. Employers must then keep the I-9s on file; they don't send it to any federal agency.

What’s new on the new form? First, the revised I-9 makes clear that employees can’t show expired documents as identification.

“The biggest difference in the revised Form I-9 is that all documents presented during the verification process must be unexpired,” says the USCIS. Expired documents, the agency says, are more prone to tampering and fraudulent use.

Plus, the new I-9 again reduces the number of acceptable documents that employees can show for identification and work-authorization purposes. “An expansive document l...(register to read more)

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