Updates to Form I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification

U.S. employers use Form I-9 for employment eligibility verification when hiring. That’s why you need to pay attention to recent I-9 updates made by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), as they could affect your compliance status. 

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The world has changed and so have our workplaces. As HR leaders, we’re working without a guide and have had to quickly pivot many of the things we once took for granted, like mail service and obtaining copies of personal documentation including birth certificates and social security cards from new hires. The most important of these requirements is the I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification.

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Critical Updates for I-9 and E-Verification Compliance

Over the past two years, federal laws and policies related to citizenship and immigration enforcement have had several changes. HR and legal teams have had to struggle to keep up to date on changes specifically related to I-9 and E-Verify on the federal level, but also applicable changes in state laws. Companies must implement a process for state-specific onboarding forms that will also meet federal requirements. 

The 2017 Form I-9: Compliance Considerations for Employers

Earlier this summer, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) released a revised version of the Form I-9 on July 17, 2017. As of September 18, 2017, employers are now required to use the updated form with a revision date of 07/17/17 N. While the changes were relatively minor compared to the one released in November 2016, here’s an overview of what you need to know to ensure I-9 compliance for your organization.

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5 Things to Keep in Mind About I-9 Compliance in 2017

The Form I-9 is a critical part of the hiring process for any employer. Federal law requires that every employer in the U.S. must complete the Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification. During our recent Form I-9 compliance essentials webinar, Immigration Attorney Nicole (“Nici”) A. Kersey discussed what employers need to know about the new Form I-9 released in November 2016 and how to properly use it to comply with the law.

Form I-9 and E-Verify, Human Resources

On Wednesday, January 18, 2017, PreCheck offered a complimentary webinar covering I-9 compliance essentials for human resources professionals, and the recorded session is now available. During the informative learning session, Immigration Attorney Nicole ("Nici") A. Kersey, Managing Director at Kersey Immigration Compliance, discusses what employers need to know about the new Form I-9.