Important Deadline: The New I-9 is Here… Get Your Copy

What’s new

The I-9 employment verification form was updated on 11/14/2016.  The USCIS deadline for using the new form for all new hires was 1/22/17. Using the old form after the January deadline is considered out of compliance and could subject you to fines and penalties.

 

Here’s a link to the new form

https://www.uscis.gov/i-9

 

The Details

Form I-9 is used for verifying the identity and employment authorization of individuals hired for employment in the United States. All U.S. employers must ensure proper completion of Form I-9 for each individual they hire for employment in the United States. This includes citizens and noncitizens. Both employees and employers (or authorized representatives of the employer) must complete the form. On the form, an employee must attest to his or her employment authorization. The employee must also present his or her employer with acceptable documents evidencing identity and employment authorization.

 

Conclusion

Download and start using the new form immediately.  Failure to comply with USCIS rules can result in a fines of $110 to $1,600 per form and subject you to potential criminal charges.

 

If I can answer any questions about the new I-9, or help you with payroll or HR compliance, please reach out.

 

I can be reached at www.thepayrollgal.com