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Employers Must Use New I-9 Form Beginning September 18, 2017

Date   Sep 15, 2017

Starting September 18, 2017, employers must use the revised Form I-9 with the revision date “7/17/17” to verify the identity and work eligibility of every new hire.

The new Form I-9 version is very similar to the prior edition. It has updated the name of the Office of Special Counsel for Immigration-Related Unfair Employment Practices to its new name, Immigrant and Employee Rights Section, and it has removed “the end of” from the phrase “the first day of employment.” USCIS also revised the List C documents section, specifically related to the Consular Report of Birth Abroad and the Report of Birth issued by the Department of State. The process of completing the I-9 remains the same, as does the deadline to complete an I-9.

More information is available at the USCIS website, https://www.uscis.gov/i-9-central.

If you have any questions regarding this alert or the new Form I-9, please feel free to contact Geetha Adinata, gadinata@fordharrison.com, Loren Locke, llocke@fordharrison.com, Gordon Berger, gberger@fordharrison.com, any member of FordHarrison’s Immigration practice group, or the FordHarrison attorney with whom you usually work.