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New Federal I-9 Form Required After May 7, 2013

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The Department of Homeland Security published a new form for verifying employment eligability that is applicable to all U.S. business. Vandeventer Black’s Mara Mijal offers this summary of the change:

On March 8, 2013, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) published a revised Employment Eligibility Verification Form I-9 for use. All employers are required to complete a Form I-9 for each employee hired in the United States. Improvements to the new Form I-9 include new fields, reformatting to reduce errors, and clearer instructions to both employees and employers.
As of March 8, 2013, employers should begin using the newly revised Form I-9 for all new hires and reverifications. Employers may continue to use previously accepted revisions until May 7, 2013; however, after May 7, 2013, employers must only use the new Form I-9. Employers should not complete a new Form I-9 for current employees if a properly completed Form I-9 is already on file.

The revised Form I-9 is available online by Clicking Here.

For more information about this, here is Mara’s contact information:

Mara S. Mijal
Immigration Law Group
Vandeventer Black LLP
101 West Main Street
500 World Trade Center
Norfolk, VA 23510
tel 757-446-8600
fax 757-446-8670

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