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I-9 violations can be costly for employers

After January 21, 2017 all previous versions of the Form I-9 will be invalid. The changes are specifically designed to help employers reduce technical errors for which they may be fined.

An employer will need to use the new form with the effective date of 11/14/2016 for any newly hired employee or if an employee’s work authorization documents have expired and need to be re-verified.  Additionally,  if an employee leaves the company and is rehired within three years of the initial I-9, and it is the expired version of the form, the employer will need to use the current version of the I-9 to update section 3 and attach to the old I-9 or have the employee complete a new I-9.

Employers may continue using the current version of Form I-9 with a revision date of 03/08/2013 until January 21, 2017.

To download the new form and instructions directly from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services website click on the following link https://www.uscis.gov/i-9

The ‘Handbook for Employers’ on the USCIS website will be updated soon. Until then if you have questions: Click here for answers


Here is a helpful link from the Society for Human Resource Management website: