Latest I-9 Compliance Details

29 Aug Latest I-9 Compliance Details

The current Form I-9 expires on August 31, 2012. Earlier this year the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) proposed numerous changes to the form. These changes if implemented would constitute a substantial revision of the form, which has otherwise remained virtually unchanged for over 20 years. Unfortunately, the USCIS has not yet issued the new form. They have, however, provided the following notice which instructs employers to continue using the current form until a new form is released:

?Until further notice, employers should continue using the Form I-9 currently available on the forms section of http://www.uscis.gov. This form should continue to be used even after the OMB control number expiration date of August 31, 2012 has passed. USCIS will provide updated information about the new version of the Form I-9 as it becomes available.?

While we understand that employers would appreciate a more definitive time frame, the USCIS has not provided any estimate on how long it may take to implement the new form. Furthermore, the agency has frequently issued forms late, even when the changes amounted to little more than a new expiration date. We will continue to monitor the situation and advise you when a now form becomes available. If the new form includes the substantive changes proposed by the USCIS earlier this year, we will endeavor to let you know.

This information is provided from our partners at Compliance Check and part of our service to you. If you have further questions, please don’t hesitate to give us a call.

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