The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has released a revised version of Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification. All employers are expected to use the revised form by September 18, 2017. Failure to use the new form after that date will constitute non-compliance with federal law and may subject the employer to potentially significant fines by USCIS.

Although employers must use this new version of the form, it remains substantially identical to the form currently in use. The only changes are found within the form instructions and to the “List of Acceptable Documents.” The change in the instructions updates the name of the former Department of Justice Office of Special Counsel for Immigration-Related Unfair Employment Practice to the new Immigrant and Employee Rights Section. The “List of Acceptable Documents” section of the form has been updated to add Form FS-240, Consular Report of Birth Abroad, to the acceptable “List C” document list.

If you would like to speak to John Lawhorn on this or any other matter, he may be reached at (865) 546-9321.