In July 2017, USCIS released the newly revised I-9 form, used to verify employment. This form will be mandatory for all US employers starting September 18th, 2017. Employers must begin using the revised I-9 form by September 18th, 2017 in order to avoid fines and penalties. Although current storage and retention regulations remain the same, there are some alterations with the new I-9 form. The new form streamlines the certification process for certain foreign nationals and revised the USCIS’s “List of Acceptable Documents,” specifically updating the “List C” acceptable documents. It is not necessary for employers to redo I-9’s, but all new hires, revisions, and re-verifications should be completed using the revised I-9 form. Failure to comply in utilizing the revised form for new hires by September 18th, 2017 can result in significant fines of up to $2,200 per violation if an outdated form is used.
Do you or your Company have questions regarding the I-9 revision, or whether or not your I-9 forms are in compliance? Call to speak with one of our HR Business Partners at 631-794-7400.