The I-9 Gets a Make-Over

The I-9 Gets a Make-Over

"With the passage of the Immigration Reform and Control Act, since November 6, 1986, all employers throughout the U.S., small or large, have been obliged to complete a form I-9 to record identity and work authorization documents for every new hire.  The government has released six major editions of the I-9 form and on March 8, 2013 it released yet another version (http://www.uscis.gov/files/form/i-9.pdf) as well as a newly minted M-274 (http://www.uscis.gov/files/form/m-274.pdf), Handbook for Employers, Guidance for Completing Form I-9.  With this 7th edition, does practice make perfect?  Yes and no – you be the judge.  This article will describe some of the new features of the I-9, will discuss unresolved questions and, most importantly, will counsel employers to focus on select employer responsibilities." - Josie Gonzalez, Mar. 12, 2013.