USCIS Releases New(er) Form I-9 with Mandatory Use Effective September 18, 2017
The US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has published yet another version of the Form I-9 marked with a July 17, 2017 version date. Starting on September 18, 2017, employers MUST use only this version of the form for all new hires and reverification on any employee with an older version of the form.
Employers shouldn't complete a new Form I-9 for existing employees unless they have sufficient justification (such as reverification). Without sufficient justification, requiring an existing employee to complete a new Form I-9 may raise discrimination concerns.
The new(er) version has been released to make the following changes.
The USCIS has also updated the I-9 handbook (known as the “M-274”) to reflect these changes and to deliver a new online format featuring a selectable table of contents.
To visit the Form I-9 Section of the USCIS website, please click here.
When ICE Appears at your Doorstep
As a Chapter, we do everything we can to assist our employers. In regard to Form I-9 ICE inspections, we’ve been told it’s not a matter of if ICE comes to your doorstep, it’s a matter of when. That’s why we we’d like to offer you these simple steps to build and maintain a road map of requests and compliance when you hear that knock.