Regulatory Updates for Employers - Final Rule on I-9
|Regulatory Updates for Employers|
|Final Rule on I-9|
United States Customs and Immigration Service (USCIS) (Formerly INS) Employment Verification Information:
USCIS Issues Final Rule on Employment Eligibility Verification Form
April 14, 2011
Final Rule Adopts Interim Rule Improving Integrity of Form I-9 Process
WASHINGTON—U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) today announced a final rule that adopts, without change, an interim rule to improve the integrity of the Employment Eligibility Verification (Form I-9) process. USCIS received approximately 75 public comments in response to the interim rule, which has been in effect since April 3, 2009.
The main changes made by the interim rule and adopted by the final rule include: prohibiting employers from accepting expired documents; revising the list of acceptable documents by removing outdated documents and making technical amendments; and adding documentation applicable to certain citizens of the
Employers must complete Form I-9 for all newly hired employees to verify their identity and authorization to work in the
The final rule will be published in the Federal Register tomorrow and will be available at www.uscis.gov. The final rule is effective on May 16, 2011. Employers may continue to use the current version of the Form I-9 (Rev. 08/07/2009) or the previous version (Rev. 02/02/2009). The Handbook for Employers, Instructions for Completing the Form I-9 (M-274) was updated on Jan. 5, 2011, and is available for review at www.uscis.gov/files/form/m-274.pdf.
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