Revised Form I-9 available November 22nd
In a recent article published by the Society for Human Resource Management [SHRM], The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services [USCIS] announces that they will be releasing an updated Form I-9 on November 22nd, 2016.
The current Form I-9 with revision date of March 3rd, 2013 will be valid until January 21st, 2017, giving employers some time to update their current records.
The main purpose for these form changes was to reduce the number of technical errors when filling out the form for both employers and employees, by implementing an auto-validation to help identify and catch these common mistakes. Although these new smart features and updates make it easier for employers to fill out on these forms electronically, they will still need to print out, file, and maintain hard copies that include handwritten signatures.
For more details on these updates and Form I-9, check out the USCIS’s I-9 Central webpage, which contains complete details on completing Form I-9 and publishes current announcements on any updates and changes.