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Employers Should Continue Using Current Form I-9 After August 31, 2012

August 21, 2012
Joint Alert - Labor and Employment Department and the Business Immigration Practice Group

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently announced that employers should continue to use the current version of Form I-9 until further notice, even though the form indicates that it expires on August 31, 2012. The current form is dated August 7, 2009, and is available at http://www.uscis.gov/files/form/i-9.pdf

Proposed Changes to Form I-9 Still Pending

The USCIS has published proposed revisions for Form I-9, but has not yet published a final, revised Form I-9. The USCIS has not provided an updated timetable to indicate when employers can expect the release of the new form.

About Form I-9

All U.S. employers must complete and retain a Form I-9 for each individual they hire for employment in the U.S. after November 6, 1986. Form I-9 verifies an employee’s identity and eligibility to work in the U.S.

Further Information

If you have questions regarding Form I-9 compliance, please contact one of the attorneys in Honigman’s Labor and Employment Department or Business Immigration Practice Group.