As you may have noticed, the current version of the Form I-9 expired on August 31, 2019, and to date, there is no word on when a new version of the form will become available. If you are panicking about what to do next, panic no longer! Per U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, until further notice, employers should continue using the current Form I-9 with the revision number 07/17/17N and expiration date August 31, 2019, to verify the identity and employment authorization of all newly hired employees.
In order to properly complete the Form I-9, new hires must complete Section 1 of the Form I-9 no later than their hire date, which, for I-9 purposes, is their first day of work for pay. Next, employees have until the third business day from their hire date to present to the employer a List A document or a combination of one List B and one List C document from the Lists of Acceptable Documents of the Form I-9, proving their identity and employment authorization. Lastly, after reviewing the documentation presented by the employee, the employer has until the third business day from the employee’s start date to complete Section 2 of the Form I-9.
If you have questions regarding an I-9 compliance issue, do not hesitate to contact us at Employers Council for assistance.