REMINDER: Employers Must Use New I-9 Form Beginning January 22, 2017

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As you know, employers must complete a Form I-9 for every new employee hired after November 6, 1986.  If you haven’t switched to the I-9 Form dated 11/14/16 yet, NOW is the time to do so.  Starting January 22, 2017, USCIS will only accept the 11/14/16 edition. Until then, you can use the 03/08/13 edition, but feel free to switch now so you don’t get surprised by how fast time can fly when you’re doing great HR work!

If you’re wondering which version if the I-9 you are using, take a look at the edition date at the bottom of the page on the I-9 Form and Instructions. If it doesn’t say 11/14/16, then follow this link and you will find the latest version:  https://www.uscis.gov/i-9

And as always, if you have questions about I-9s or any aspect of hiring or document retention, don’t hesitate to contact an experienced employment attorney at Helsell Fetterman


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Michael Harrington

Michael Harrington has over 20 years of experience representing employers with union employees and those facing union organizing campaigns. Mike focuses his practice on labor and employment issues affecting the workplace. He has a broad experience conducting collective bargaining for employers in health care, construction, transportation, retail, manufacturing and the public sector.

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