On March 8, 2013, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration
Services ("USCIS") released a new Form I-9, which is used to verify
employment eligibility. The new Form I-9 "(Rev. 03/08/13) N" is
for immediate use.
It has been over three and a half years since USCIS revised the Form I-9, and
the 2013 version of the form has several key changes:
Even though employers should begin using the newly
revised Form I-9 immediately for all new hires and reverifications, employers
may continue to use the previously accepted revisions until May 7, 2013, while
they update their processes or electronic I-9 forms. After May 7, 2013,
employers are required to use the new revised Form I-9. Employers should not
complete a new Form I-9 for current employees if a properly completed Form I-9
is already on file.
As a reminder, employers must maintain Forms I-9 for three years after the date
of hire or one year after the date employment ended, whichever is later. We
recommend maintaining all Forms I-9 in one place, and not in each employee's
individual personnel file, to facilitate compliance in the event of an
inspection or audit.
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