As of September 18, 2017, all employers must ensure they are using the most up-to-date version of Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification to verify the identity and work eligibility of new employees, or for reverification of expiring employment authorization of current employees (if applicable). The updated version of the form notes a revision date of 07/17/17 in the lower left corner of the form. Failure to use the proper Form I-9 opens the employer up to all applicable penalties in the event of an audit by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement ("ICE"), a division of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
Many employers are unaware of the changes to the Form I-9 and the risk for penalties for non-compliance. If you have questions about I-9 compliance or about conducting an internal audit in order to ensure your company engages in best practices for I-9, please contact the attorneys at Iandoli Desai & Cronin at email@example.com for more details.