Government Revises I-9 Form That Employers Use to Verify Eligible Work Status

By SEMA Washington, D.C., Staff

The Department of Homeland Security's U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has updated its Form I-9, which is used to verify the authorized work status of new hires. All U.S. employers are required to process I-9 forms. The key revisions are added data fields, including the employee's foreign passport information (if applicable) and telephone and e-mail addresses. The form’s layout has been expanded from one to two pages. Employers must begin using the revised I-9 form immediately, although there is a 60-day grace period (until May 7, 2013). 

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