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Guidane regarding the new I-9 form released

Form I-9, aka the Employment Eligibility Verification Form, is used to verify the identity and employment authorization of all individuals hired for employment in the U.S. All U.S. employers must ensure proper completion of Form I-9 for each individual hired to work in the U.S. This requirement is equally applicable to U.S. citizens and non-citizens. Both employees and employers (or the authorized representatives of the employer) must complete the form.
Although simple on its face, Form I-9 continues to trip up employers for a variety of reasons. After revamping the form at the end of 2016, on February 14, 2017, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) released further guidance to assist employers. The new “Handbook for Employers – Guidance for Completing Form I-9” (also referred to as M-274) is available here.
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Immigration Update: Travel Ban and Other News for Employers

The Immigration Law Group at Epstein Becker Green released a Special Immigration Alert that will be of interest to our readers.

Topics include:

  1. President Trump Issues Revised Executive Order on Travel
  2. USCIS Suspends Premium Processing for H-1B Petitions Starting April 3, 2017: All H-1B Petitions, Including H-1B Cap Petitions, Are Affected!
  3. Use of New Form I-9 Is Now Mandatory
  4. IRS Announces That Delinquent Taxpayers Face Revocation/Denial of U.S. Passports
  5. DHS Issues Two New Memos on Enforcement/Border Security
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A Less Discriminating Approach to Form I-9 Compliance

By: Robert Groban and Susan Gross Sholinsky

Recent settlements with Forever 21 and Macy’s announced by the U.S. Justice Department’s Office of Special Counsel (“OSC”) underscore the importance to retail employers of training staff regarding the anti-discrimination provisions of the Form I-9 requirements.

Most employers are familiar with the Form I-9 requirements that direct employers to obtain original documentation establishing the identity and work authorization of all new employees hired since November 7, 1986.  In their eagerness to satisfy their Form I-9 obligations, however, many employers, including a growing number in the retail industry, fail to comply with the anti-discrimination provisions of the law.

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New Form I-9 Becomes Effective on May 7, 2013

By: Robert S. Groban, Jr.

On March 8, 2013, the USCIS published a notice in the Federal Register announcing that it had recently revised the Employment Eligibility Verification form (“Form I-9”), and that employers must start using this new form by May 7, 2013.  Employers using prior versions of the Form I-9 on or after May 8, 2013, will violate the law and be subject to worksite enforcement fines and other penalties.

[Excerpt from EBG April 2013 Immigration Alert.  Click here to read the entire Immigration Alert.]

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Special Immigration Alert: USCIS Announces New Form I-9

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) published a Notice (the “Notice”) in today’s Federal Register announcing that it has posted on its web site a newly revised Form I-9. The new Form contains several changes, but the key revisions include:

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Special Immigration Alert: Continue to Use Current Form I-9

On August 13, 2012, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) announced that employers should continue to use the Form I-9 currently available on the government website until further notice. The form can be found at www.uscis.gov in the “Forms” section.

Employers must complete the Form I-9 for all newly hired employees to verify their identity and U.S. work authorization. Under the applicable rules, employers must use the Form I-9 that is currently authorized for use or else face fines or other penalties. Although the current form is authorized for use only until August 31, 2012, the government has not issued a new or replacement form. Thus, the USCIS announced that employers should continue using the current Form I-9 until further notice.

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Special Immigration Alert: Continue to Use Current Form I-9

On August 13, 2012, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) announced that employers should continue to use the Form I-9 currently available on the government website until further notice. The form can be found at www.uscis.gov in the “Forms” section.

Employers must complete the Form I-9 for all newly hired employees to verify their identity and U.S. work authorization. Under the applicable rules, employers must use the Form I-9 that is currently authorized for use or else face fines or other penalties. Although the current form is authorized for use only until August 31, 2012, the government has not issued a new or replacement form. Thus, the USCIS announced that employers should continue using the current Form I-9 until further notice.

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