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)