Blog > New I-9 Form Published – What’s New?
With new administration comes change, and for employers that change is the new I-9 form. Here’s the information you need to know.
Federal law requires employers to hire only individuals who may legally work in the United States-either U.S. citizens or foreign citizens who have the necessary authorization. To comply with the law, employers must verify the identity and employment authorization of each person they hire by completing and retaining Form I-9.
The new Form I-9 is dated November 14, 2016 and has an expiration date of August 31, 2019. Employers may continue using a Form I-9 with a revision date of March 8, 2013 (or may use the new version) through January 21, 2017. As of January 22, 2017, however, employers may use only the new version.
Fines for improperly filling out and retaining I-9 forms have increased as the USCIS implements and audits the use of the new form, as well as recordkeeping procedures. The maximum fine is up to $2,156 (from $1,100) for each form that is either missing or has mistakes within.
For more in-depth guidance on this issue, please see the USCIS Handbook for Employees.
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