July 17, 2017
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Late last year, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) published a new Form I-9, which incorporated a number of changes as well as the ability to complete the form electronically. Employers had to switch over to the new Form no later than January 22, 2017. Now, the USCIS has announced that there will be another, newer version of Form I-9, to be published no later than July 17, 2017.
The new Form I-9 will incorporate updates requested by the Department of Homeland Security, which are intended to address:
- The International Entrepreneur final rule, effective on July 17, 2017, which covers use of parolee status of entrepreneurs seeking to enter the U.S. to work; and
- An updated List of Acceptable Documents, now inclusive of a State Department form indicating birth abroad.
Employers will be able to use the previous version of Form I-9 (Rev. 11/17/16) until September 17, 2017, at which point they must begin using the new Form I-9. All previous versions will be considered invalid after that date.
- ManagEase will report when the new Form I-9 is available for download. Once available, the new Form I-9 will automatically be included in new hire packages for Blue Rock subscribers.
- Subscribers can call our HR On-Call Hotline at (888) 378-2456 for further assistance.
Disclaimer: This document is designed to provide general information and guidance concerning employment-related issues. It is presented with the understanding that ManagEase is not engaged in rendering any legal opinions. If a legal opinion is needed, please contact the services of your own legal adviser.
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