New Form I-9 Now Available
February 10, 2020
Courtesy of SHRM
As expected, a new version of the I-9 employment eligibility verification form has been issued. The new edition of the Form I-9 is dated 10/21/2019 but will not become mandatory until May 1. Through April 30, employers can choose to use the previous edition dated 07/17/2017 or the new edition.
The form is used to verify the identity and employment authorization of individuals hired for employment in the United States. All U.S. employers must properly complete the Form I-9 for each person they hire for employment in the U.S., including both citizens and noncitizens. New hires and employers, or their authorized representatives, must complete the form. Employers must retain the completed forms for a designated period and make them available for inspection when called to do so.
The new edition of the form lists additional countries in the Country of Issuance field in Section 1, among other minor changes visible only when completing the electronic version of the form.
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New Edition of Form I-9 Now Available
SHRM | Feb 2020
Important date: Employers must begin using the new version no later than May 1, 2020.
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