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New Employment Eligibility Verification Form I-9

All U.S. employers must complete and retain a Form I-9 for each individual hired for employment in the U.S., including citizens and noncitizens.  Revised August 7, 2009, the new Form I-9 includes an updated list of acceptable documents that employees must present upon hiring.  The new form includes a note that all documents presented to establish identity and/or ability to work in the U.S. must not be expired.  The new Form I-9 and new U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Handbook for Employers are available online at

In addition, as of September 8, 2009, federal contractors and subcontractors must use the E-Verify system operated by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security in partnership with the Social Security Administration.  The E-Verify system compares Form I-9 document information against federal government databases to verify employment eligibility.  Other employers may also use this verification system.

For more on the E-Verify system please visit the USCIS website at

If you have any questions on these or any other employment laws, please contact me or any of our other employment law attorneys.   Best wishes, Bob Edwards