New Form I-9 Released for Use

The long awaited and anticipated Employment Eligibility Verification Form I-9 was released Friday March, 8th 2013.

Employers should begin using this form right away. Usage of some earlier versions will be permitted for the next 2 months. Older forms dated 02/02/09 and 08/07/09 will be accepted until May 7, 2013. After May 7, 2013, only the 03/08/13 will be accepted. The revision date is on the lower left corner of the form.

There are new areas included on the form for :

1. Preparer and/or Translator Certification and

2. Re-verification and Rehires

Here is a link to the new form:

as well as to the new 70 page Handbook available to explain how to use the new form:

Fun Fact: Did you know that a new hire is not required to provide their Social Security Number on the Form I-9 unless your company is using the E-Verify System, or unless, of course, if they have selected their Social Security Card as a form of documentation for employment purposes?