|What You Need to Know About Form I-9 & E-Verify|
|Tuesday, 10 January 2017 23:11|
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that the newest version of the Form I-9 is now available. Click here to view and download the form.
Employers can use the previous version of Form I-9, with a revision date of March 8, 2013, until January 21, 2017. After January 21, 2017, all previous versions will be invalid.
Employers who don’t complete the Form I-9 for each employee hired to work in the United States may receive monetary penalties up to $2,156 per Form I-9 and in some cases may be charged with criminal penalties.
The new presidential administration claims it will focus on immigration policies, particularly with respect to unauthorized workers; as a result, 2017 is expected to be a record-breaking year in immigration enforcement. We encourage employers to be vigilant in their Form I-9 compliance in efforts to mitigate the risk of fines, penalties, and possibly even jail time.
Here are some common questions about the Form I-9:
Please your Human Resources, Payroll or legal provider with employment law questions or any of these Form I-9 questions.
We hope this information is helpful to you and your company.