U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) last month submitted an interim final rule intended to streamline the Employment Eligibility Verification (Form I-9) process. Click here to read the USCIS’ Press Release on the interim final rule.
One result of this new rule will be a new Form I-9, which will be made available sometime in the next two months; until then, continue to use the current Form I-9. Once the new I-9 is available, we’ll post it here on the Stoel Rives World of Employment. Among other changes, the new form will narrow the list of acceptable identity documents and further specifies that expired documents are not considered acceptable forms of identification. The revised Form will also include revisions to the employee attestation section, and the addition of the new U.S. Passport Card to List A.
Remember: employers must complete a Form I-9 for all newly hired employees to verify their identity and authorization to work in the United States. For more information, check out the USCIS’ information website in the Form I-9.