With the current version of the Form I-9 set to expire on March 31, 2016, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) earlier this month announced it is seeking public comment on a newly revised “smart” version of the I-9 form. The goal: Reducing errors and preventing confusion.
The smart form will ease on-screen data entry and completion of the I-9, but it is not an electronic form. After completion, employers not using an electronic I-9 system will have to print out the form for signature. The form will feature new drop-down lists of acceptable documents. Some fields will be validated to ensure information is entered correctly.
For a list of proposed changes and a link to the public comment page, see the LawLogix blog.