New I-9 Form Released

Today, a new version of the Form I-9 was released by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services. The I-9 is a form that must be used by employers to document their efforts to verify the identity and employment eligibility of its employees. The new version of the form can be found here: https://www.uscis.gov/i-9.

This form must be used by employers for employees hired on or after September 18, 2017.

Revisions to the Form I-9 Instructions:

  • The name of the Office of Special Counsel for Immigration-Related Unfair Employment Practices has been changed to its new name, Immigrant and Employee Rights Section.
  • The words “the end of” have been removed from the phrase “the first day of employment.”

Revisions related to the List of Acceptable Documents on Form I-9:

  • The Consular Report of Birth Abroad (Form FS-240) has been added to List C.
  • All the certifications of report of birth issued by the Department of State (Form FS-545, Form DS-1350, and Form FS-240) have been combined into selection C#2 in List C.
  • All List C documents except the Social Security card have been renumbered.

If you have any questions or wish to discuss this or any employment related matters further, please contact the Law Offices of Yale Pollack, P.C. at 516-634-6340.

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