January 04, 2017 New I-9 Form
KEEPING YOU INFORMED…
We are writing to remind you that, effective January 21, 2017, employers will have to utilize a new I-9 Form, and the Department of Homeland Security will no longer accept older versions of the I-9 Form. This new “smart” form is available at the following link: https://www.uscis.gov/sites/default/files/files/form/i-9.pdf.
The new form contains several new features that will allow employers to avoid typical preparation errors, including the failure to have nine digits in a social security number or identification number and incorrect formatting within the form. The new form will flag these errors before completion so that they may be corrected before submission. The new form also contains internal links with instructions to help employers with questions about what information to include.
Employers should note one substantive change in Section 1, which is completed by the employee. Employees who were previously known by any other name should only include all last names previously used. This is a change from the old form, in which employees were to include the full name by which they were previously known.
If you have questions regarding the new I-9 Form, please contact Matthew J. Mehnert at firstname.lastname@example.org or one of our other attorneys.
THIS MEMORANDUM IS MEANT TO ASSIST IN GENERAL UNDERSTANDING OF THE CURRENT LAW. IT IS NOT TO BE REGARDED AS LEGAL ADVICE. THOSE WITH PARTICULAR QUESTIONS SHOULD SEEK THE ADVICE OF COUNSEL.
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