The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services agency yesterday released a new version of the Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification.  The forms are required for all new hires and need to be kept on file according to existing storage and retention rules.

According to the USCIS, employers must start using the revised version by Sept. 18, but can continue using the old Form I-9 (with a revision date of 11/14/16) until the new form’s implementation date.

The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires employers to verify that all newly hired employees presented “facially valid” documentation verifying the employee’s identity and legal authorization to accept employment in the United States.

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