Authored by Diane E. Metzger
Sep 15, 2017
In July 2017, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) once again revised its Employment Eligibility Verification Form I-9, which must be used for all new hires and reverification of work authorization for certain current employees. Beginning Sept. 18, all employers must use the new Form I-9 bearing the revision date of 07/17/2017. Any Section 3 Reverifications completed on or after Sept. 18 must also be completed using the new Form I-9.
The latest changes to the Form I-9 are far less significant than the changes made to the form last November. The most notable changes to the newest version of the Form I-9 include the following:
Failure to use the proper version of the Form I-9, or to properly complete and retain the Form I-9, can create significant liability for your company, including possible civil fines ranging from $216 to $2,156 per violation for I-9 “paperwork” violations.
If you have any questions regarding the Form I-9 or any other immigration matter, please contact Lowenbaum Law’s Diane Metzger.