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  • Writer's pictureDouglas J. Melton

Employers Must Begin Using New Form I-9 by January 22, 2017

By Douglas Melton

As employers know well, the Form I-9 is used for verifying the identity and employment authorization of individuals hired for employment in the U.S. All U.S. employers must ensure proper completion of Form I-9 for each individual they hire for employment.

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service recently updated the Form I-9. Starting January 22, 2017, all employers must begin to use the new I-9 Form (dated 11/14/16). The new Form I-9 replaces the prior version (dated 03/08/13)

Failure to use the new Form may result in the assessment of penalties.

You can obtain copies of the new Form I-9 on the website:

If you have questions about the Form I-9 and the process to comply, don’t hesitate to contact a member of our employment group.

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