Form I-9: Change is coming

The August/September edition of E-Verify Connection, an electronic newsletter published by the Department of Homeland Security ("DHS"), provides a schedule for the new Form I-9's roll out. DHS states "On Aug. 25, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approved a revised Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification. USCIS must publish a revised form by Nov. 22, 2016. Employers may continue using the current version of Form I-9 with a revision date of 03/08/2013 N until Jan. 21, 2017. After Jan. 21, 2017, all previous versions of Form I-9 will be invalid."

Since 1986 U.S. law has required employers to verify worker eligibility and maintain records through the use of Form I-9. In the event of an I-9 audit, employer errors and violations for identity and employment eligibility verification can result in significant fines. When the new form is published, employers will have 60 days to study and develop best practice for use with the new form.  If you have questions about I-9 compliance or how to prepare for an I-9 audit, please contact one of the attorneys at Iandoli Desai & Cronin P.C. at