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December 02, 2016 | Leave a Comment
The I-9 Form has been updated. The most recent version expired in March 2016, and employers were advised to continue using until the latest update was provided. On Nov. 14, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) released a revised version of the I-9 Employment Eligibility Form. Effective Jan. 22, 2017, employers must begin using the most current form.
This latest update includes a few minor changes, many which employers may not readily notice:
- In Section 1, it now asks for “other last names used” rather than “other names used” and streamlines certification for certain foreign nationals
- The new form is more “computer friendly” and includes pre-populated drop down lists, calendars and other on-screen instructions for filling fields (employers may still complete hard copies by hand)
- The ability to enter multiple preparers and translators
- Dedicated area for including additional information rather than having to add it in the margins
- A supplemental page for the preparer/translator
Employers do not need to have existing employees complete the updated I-9.
For any additional information, please contact Bethany Holliday, Cornerstone’s director of TotalHR at email@example.com.