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March 8, 2013

Question of the Week: When Will the New Form I-9 Be Available?

When Will the New Form I-9 Be Available?
When Will the New Form I-9 Be Available?
This week’s question comes from Allen, an HR Director.

Allen asks:

We have been using the Form I-9 that expired last August. We’re uncomfortable using an expired form. When will the new Form I-9 be available?

Answer: The US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) today published a new Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification. This form is available for immediate use.

Older Versions of Form I-9 May Be Used Until May 7, 2013

Employers who need to make necessary updates to their business processes to allow for use of the new Form I-9 may continue to use other previously accepted revisions (Rev.02/02/09)N and (Rev. 08/07/09)Y until May 7, 2013 date. After May 7, 2013, all employers must use the revised Form I-9 for each new employee hired in the United States.

Revised Form I-9 Has New Features

The revised Form I-9 has several new features, including new fields and a new format to reduce errors. The instructions to the form also more clearly describe the information employees and employers must provide in each section.

English and Spanish Versions Are Available

The new Form I-9 is available in both an English language version and a Spanish language version.

Contact Vision Payroll for Further Information

Contact Vision Payroll if you have further questions on the revised Form I-9.

March 6, 2011

USCIS Releases Updated Handbook for Employers

USCIS Director Alejandro Mayorkas
The US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently released an updated Form M-274, Handbook for Employers. The handbook assists employers in completing Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification.

Form Has Eight Parts

Form M-274 is broken into eight parts, each dealing with a specific topic. The parts are:

  1. Why Employers Must Verify Employment Authorization and Identity of New Employees
  2. Completing Form I-9
  3. Photocopying and Retaining Form I-9
  4. Unlawful Discrimination and Penalties for Prohibited Practices
  5. Instructions for Recruiters and Referrers for a Fee
  6. E-Verify: The Web-based Verification Companion to Form I-9
  7. Some Questions You May Have About Form I-9
  8. Acceptable Documents for Verifying Employment Authorization and Identity

Establishing Identity and Employment Authorization

To establish both identity and employment authorization, a person must present to his or her employer a document or combination of documents, if applicable, from List A, which shows both identity and employment authorization; or one document from List B, which shows only identity, and one document from List C, which shows only employment authorization. Sample illustrations of acceptable documents are also presented.

Contact Vision Payroll for Further Information

Contact Vision Payroll if you have further questions on Form M-274.

April 3, 2009

Question of the Week: When Do I Need to Use the New I-9?

This week’s question comes from Toni, an office manager. In February, you wrote that implementation of the new Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, had been delayed. When do I need to start using the new Form I-9? Answer: The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), a component of the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS), has released the revised Form I-9, and its Spanish equivalent, Formulario I-9, Verificación de Elegibilida para el Empleo. Employers are required to use the revised forms starting today, April 3, 2009. The list of documents eligible for the employment verification process has also been revised, including the elimination of expired documents as acceptable verification documents.

Contact Vision Payroll or click the Form I-9 tag if you have any questions on the revised Form I-9.

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