The US Citizenship and Immigration Services has produced a revised version of Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, which employers must use to verify the identity and employment authorization of their new employers going forward. The new version is dated 10/21/2019 in the bottom corner of the form. The new form is available at www.uscis.gov/i-9. The old version will be obsolete and invalid on April 30, 2020. Please start using the form right away to avoid future penalties. Employers do NOT need to complete the new Form I-9 for current employees who have already have a properly completed I-9 on file, unless re-verification applies.
Changes to the new version include clarifying who can act as an authorized representative, updating USCIS' website address, clarifying acceptable documents, and updating the process, DHS privacy notice, and countries of issuance. Note that unnecessary verification may violate the INA's anti-discrimination provision (Section 274B, 8 USC 1324b), which is enforced by the Immigrant and Employee Rights Section in the Department of Justice's Civil Rights Division.
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