When re-verifying employees, employers should ensure that they use the new Form I-9
with its updated list of acceptable documents.
Instructions regarding Section 1 of Form I-9
now indicate that the employee is not obliged to provide the Social Security Number in Section 1 of Form 1-9, unless he or she is employed by an employer who participates in E-Verify.
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The report, which is based on a survey of nearly 1,800 human resources and other professionals, showed a significant rise in the use of E-Verify; a focus by employers on compliance and the need to prepare for government audits; and that the majority of organizations continue to rely on a manual, paper-based process to manage the Form I-9
and employment eligibility verification program.
New Form I-9
- Important Changes and Considerations when filling-out
As the Form I-9
must be signed by the employer or an authorized representative, requires physical examination of Section 2 documents and must be done within the three-day filing window, completing this important form can introduce new obstacles for remote employees.
In addition, employers are required to inspect employment eligibility documents for each new hire and accurately complete a form I-9
for that individual.
The USCIS Handbook for Employers: Instructions for Completing Form I-9
, available at http://www.
license, driver's permit, or state-issued ID card when presented as a Form I-9
The interim final rule and an informational copy of the revised Form I-9
will continue to be available for public comment at www.
Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) posted an "interim final rule" in the Federal Register in December of last year, making changes to Form I-9
and reducing the documents employers can accept to satisfy the form's requirements.
employers must fill out a Form I-9
at the time of hiring each employee, which are available at www.