Friday, November 9, 2007
Citizenship and Immigration Services ("CIS") has announced the release of a new version of Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, as well at the M-274, Handbook for Employers, Instructions for Completing the Form I-9.
The revision of the Form I-9 seeks to achieve full compliance with the document reduction requirements of the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 ("IIRAIRA"), which reduced the number of documents that employers may accept from newly hired employees during the employment verification process.
CIS "encourages" the use of the new form immediately, but indicates that it will not be required until notice is published in the Federal Register.
To read the Fact Sheet from CIS about the New I-9 Form, a CIS Update and view the new I-9, click here and then click on "press room"