ALERT: Employers must use new I-9 starting Jan. 22, 2017
January 6, 2017
On and after Jan. 22, all employers are required to use a revised Form I-9 released last November by the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). The new Form I-9, or Employment Eligibility Verification form, is designed to help employers and employees by offering on-screen prompts, instructions, drop-down menus and built-in validation to help prevent incorrect entries.
Some changes incorporated into the new I-9 are as follows:
- Space for more than one form preparer and translator if needed
- In the “other names used” space, only last names will be required instead of first and last names.
- Space for “Citizenship and Immigration Status”
- A dedicated space for employers to enter required information such as Temporary Protected Status or Optional Practical Training extensions
The revised forms are also easier to complete on a computer and automatically add a quick response (QR) code when the form is printed. This revised form is not a substitute for an electronic I-9 – it still must be printed out, signed, stored, and verified and updated when required. E-Verify is completed based on information received from the completed Form I-9.
Employers must complete Form I-9 to verify the identity and employment authorization of all new hires. For more information about the revised I-9, visit the USCIS site.
You can also download Form I-9 versions from this page.
Need more information?
For more information about the revised Form I-9 or other employment and human resource questions, please contact your AGH professional or AGH senior organizational development consultant Carrie Cox using her information below.
Carrie Cox, PHR, SHRM-CP
Senior Organizational Development Consultant
Organizational Development & Family Business Services
Carrie has experience in a variety of human resource functions, including labor laws, compensation structures, employee classification, benefits administration, performance management, and human resource best practices. She has served clients in a number of industries including manufacturing, construction, banking, and not-for-profits. Carrie is a member of the national and local chapters of the Society of Human Resource Professionals’ (SHRM) and serves on teh Wichita chapter board of directors. She is a certified practitioner for the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® and the Hay Group’s Emotional and Social Competency Inventory. Her additional certifications include Professional in Human Resources (PHR) from the Human Resource Certification Institute and SHRM-CP designated by the Society for Human Resource Management.
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