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Form I-9 – New Forms Available

UPDATE: Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification. A new Form I-9, with a version date of 10/21/2019, is available for use.    Effective May 1, 2020, employers can only use the 10/21/2019 version.   The form’s version date can be found at the bottom corner of the form.   As background,  employers are required to complete and retain a Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, for each individual hired in United States.

Further, in light of the COVID 19 pandemic, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has announced flexibility in certain requirements,  including permitting remote inspection of identity and employment authorization documents.  DHS guidelines will allow for remote physical inspection of Section 2 I-9 documents, with certain procedures and steps to be followed (such as indication of remote inspection due to COVID 19, and evidence of company telework policy in light of current circumstances).   If I-9 inspection is conducted remotely, employers must  follow-up with physical inspection when normal operations resume.

Of course, as additional details become available regarding the above, we will provide regular updates.

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UPDATE:  Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification.  A new Form I-9, with a version date of 10/21/2019, is now available for use, effective January 31, 2020.  However, employers may continue to use the form with version date of 07/17/2017 until April 30, 2020.  Effective May 1, 2020, employers can only use the 10/21/2019 version.   The form’s version date can be found at the bottom corner of the form.   As background,  employers are required to complete and retain a Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, for each individual hired in United States.

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Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, is set to expire August 31, 2019.  However, employers may continue to use the existing form version as noted by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services on its website, as well as U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s E-Verify website.   The form’s version or expiration date can be found on the upper-right hand corner of the form.   As background,  employers are required to complete and retain a Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, for each individual hired in United States.

Of course, as additional details become available regarding the above, we will provide regular updates.