New Form I-9 Goes Into Effect On January 21, 2017

E. Jason Tremblay

E. Jason Tremblay

A revised Employment Eligibility Verification Form I-9, which is required to be filled out for every new employee, was recently issued by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. The new version is here. Among other changes to the form, Section 1 now asks to provide “other last names used” and streamlines the certification for certain foreign nationals.

The current version of the Form I-9 will continue to be valid until January 21, 2017. After this date, employers will be required to use the new form.

Fines for Form I-9 infractions can be steep so you should commence using the updated Form I-9 form immediately.

Should you have any questions regarding the new Form I-9 or how it has changed, please contact E. Jason Tremblay at (312) 876-6676 or your designated Arnstein & Lehr LLP attorney.

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