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Monday, March 11, 2013

The New Form I-9 Has Arrived!

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) posted its new Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification on its website Friday, March 8, 2013. The form is available for immediate use by employers. Employers should begin using it as soon as possible, but if they need to update their internal procedures prior to implementation, employers may continue to use other previously accepted revisions until May 7, 2013. After that date all employers must use the new document for each new employee hired in the United States.

The revised Form I-9 features new fields and a different format designed to reduce errors. The instructions included with the form are quite extensive, and provide a more detailed explanation of the information employees and employers must provide in each section. The new I-9 Form is available here for your review and use: http://www.uscis.gov/files/form/i-9.pdf.

With questions about the new Form I-9 and all things employment-law related, email or call Greg Walsh at gwalsh@dpf-law.com or Jennifer Phillips at jphillips@dpf-law.com.

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