All employers are required to use the revised I-9 Form
beginning May 7*. Employers who fail to use the new form (revision date 03/08/13) on or after that date may be subject to penalties.
The revised form, released by the Department of Homeland Security U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) in March, must be completed and retained for all employees to verify their employment eligibility, including U.S. citizens and non-citizens.
Employers should not complete a new I-9 Form for current employees if a properly completed I-9 Form is already on file.
Additional information can be found on the USCIS I-9 website
and in their “Handbook for Employers, Guidance for Completing the I-9 Form.
ABC also will be holding a free webinar for members Thursday, May 16, “Learn How to Comply with Today’s Hiring Requirements
,” that will cover I-9 Forms.
* The original USCIS news release incorrectly listed the effective date as May 8. Since then, the agency has clarified that the effective date is May 7. The date has been corrected on all references on ABC’s website.