Many of our readers and clients are already aware and are using the new Form I-9, but it is worth sending another alert to remind that the revised Form I-9 (revision date 03/18/2013) becomes the only acceptable version after May 7, 2013.
Please see our recent alert about the changes to the Form I-9. Among the most notable changes in the new edition of the Form I-9 are: improvements to include new fields (such as passport, telephone and email of the worker), reformatting to reduce errors, and clearer instructions to both employees and employers.
Those employers who are still using a Form I-9 edition other than revision date 03/18/2013 should immediately start using the new form for hiring and re-verification, when applicable. USCIS has also updated the Handbook for Employers, Guidance for Completing Form I-9 to reflect the changes to Form I-9.
The newest version of Form I-9 represents the most significant revision of the Form since its last major revision in November 1991. Capitol Immigration Law Group is happy to answer any questions and will host a Form I-9 training seminar to assist employers with navigating and understanding the new Form I-9. Please feel free to subscribe to our free weekly newsletter to obtain developments on this and related topics. If our I-9 compliance practice group can be of any help, please feel free to contact us.