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New I-9 form

Published on 12/12/2013
Categories: Human Resources, Immigration

On March 8, 2013, the government released a revised Employment and Eligibility Verification Form I-9 which employers must use effective immediately.  To obtain the new form you can use this link http://www.uscis.gov/files/form/i-9.pdf.  This link provides the new form and instructions on appropriate verification documentation and how to complete the document.

The I-9 form is required for ALL full- or part-time employees who work even one (1) day for the company, this includes rehires and expatriates returning to the US for training.

It is recommended that I-9 forms be kept in a separate file from the employee files.  They must be retained up to 3 years after an employee’s date of hire or one year after he or she has left the company, whichever is later.

By:  Kerry Rieder-McLaughlin

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