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Employers Must Begin Using Revised Form I-9 This Month

Posted Monday, January 9, 2017 7:50 am
Employers have a few weeks left before they must begin using the new Form I-9 published by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) late last year.  The updated form, which must be implemented by January 22, 2017, contains revisions including:
 
  • A request that employees identify "other last names used" instead of "other names used,"

 

  • The ability to enter multiple preparers and translators,

 

  • A dedicated area for including additional information rather than having to add it in the margins,

 

  • Drop-down lists and calendars for filling out dates, and

 

  • The ability to generate a quick response (QR) code automatically when an employer prints a completed I-9 form.
 
USCIS expects that these changes will assist in the reduction of errors, and facilitate easy completion of the Form I-9 on a computer.  Employers will retain discretion to continue filling out a paper Form I-9 instead if they so choose.
 
For more information, employers may review the revised instructions for Form I-9.  An updated version of the M-274 Handbook for Employers, Guidance for Completing Form I-9, is expected.  The Handbook for Employers had not yet been released as of the date of this digest's publication.
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