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New I-9 Issued by Feds

On November 7, 2007 the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service issued a new Form I-9, along with new instructions to complete it.  As you know, U.S. employers are required to document on Form I-9 that all citizen and non-citizen employees hired after November 6, 1986, are eligible to work in the U.S. and that their identities match the information on their employment authorization documents.


The revised Form I-9 eliminates five documents from List A of the List of Acceptable Documents:

One document is added to List A, theUnexpired Employment Authorization Document (I-766)


You should gear up for the new I-9 now, even though it will not become effective, technically, until it is published in the Federal Register.  There are fines and other penalties if you do not discontinue the old form and begin using the new one.  If you are re-verifying employees, make sure you use the new form.  NOTE:  You do NOT need to use the form retroactively and have all incumbent workers fill out the new I-9.