The Law @ Work

Is Your Company Using the New I-9?

by Marylou V. Fabbo

Look for a date in the lower left hand corner of your I-9 Form.  If it is not dated November 14, 2016, then you are not using the correct form.  As of January 22, 2017, employers have been required to use the November 14, 2016 version of Form I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification to verify the identity and work eligibility of every new employee hired after November 6, 1986.  This new form also must be used if you are required to re-verify expiring employment authorizations of current employees.  Prior versions of the form are no longer valid, and employers who are not using the form dated November 14, 2016, may be subject to penalties under the Immigration and Nationality Act.

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