I-9 FORM REVISED YET AGAIN « Law Offices of Timothy Bowles | Top Employment Law Firm in Los Angeles


Just When You Thought You Had the Right Form, Feds Issue New One

The federal government requires employers to verify identity and work authorization of their employees using a Form I-9 (Employment Eligibility Verification) with certain supporting documentation.

After revising the form on November 14, 2016, the U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced on April 6, 2017 that the form had a glitch during the initial three days of issuance and that employers must fix any resulting errors. See, Employers Must Fix the I-9 Glitch; Download the Corrected Form ASAP (May, 2017)

On July 17, 2017, USCIS announced yet another revised Form I-9, with use required no later than September 18, 2017.

USCIS added the Consular Report of Birth Abroad (Form FS-240) in List C as an acceptable document that employees can provide and explains how to access this form.

For further guidance on the use of the I-9 form, you can download the updated Handbook for Employers M-274. The July 17, 2017 version of the Form I-9 Supplement and the Instructions for Form I-9 are also available on the USCIS website.

For more information, please contact one of our attorneys Tim Bowles, Cindy Bamforth or Helena Kobrin.

Helena Kobrin,

July 20, 2017