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(Another) New I-9 Form Released

On July 17, 2017, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (US CIS) released a newly revised Employment Eligibility Verification form, commonly referred to as the I-9 form. To download a copy of the new I-9 form click here. While the new I-9 form may be used immediately, US CIS is providing employers a 60-day period to implement changes necessary before use of the new I-9 form is mandatory. After September 17, 2017, employers who fail to use the new I-9 form will be subject to penalties as enforced by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the Department of Justice. Employers should not ask current employees who have a properly completed I-9 form on file to complete the new I-9 form.

While some of the revisions to the I-9 form are minor, such as updating the new name of the Office of Special Counsel for Immigration-Related Unfair Employment to reflect its new name, Immigrant and Employee Rights Section (IER), employers should take note of the revisions to acceptable List C documents. List C now combines all certifications of report of birth issued by the Department of State in one entry and adds the Consular Repot of Birth Abroad (Form FS-240) as an acceptable employment authorization document. As a result of the combination, all List C documents (other than the Social Security Card) are renumbered.

If you have questions regarding your I-9 form obligations, please contact Jeffrey M. Embleton, Amy L. KullikJames A. Budzik or Ann E. Knuth in our Labor and Employment Group.


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