May 7, 2013

Latest Form I-9

A new revision to the Form I-9 has been released and is available for immediate use.

All versions released prior to the 03/08/2013 revision are now invalid for use, only the current version expiring 03/31/2016 is valid. The revision date is located on the bottom right-hand portion of the form, the expiration dates is located on the top right-hand portion of the form.

Also, employers should be aware that using an expired form for rehire purposes is not acceptable. Any rehire that had earlier completed a now invalid form I-9 should just complete an entirely new form, regardless of company policy.

Please contact us, via email at i9help@evrinc.com or phone at (775) 322-3558 ext 0, should you be having...

August 11, 2012

USCIS has just released confirmation to continue using the current Form I-9 with expiration date of August 31, 2012 beyond its expiration date and until further information about the new version of the form becomes available. USCIS will provide updated information as it becomes available. The full release is available on the USCIS website.

April 1, 2012

As of March, 27th United States Citizenship and Immigration Services has requested public comment on revisions to the Form I-9. Changes to the Form I-9 and supporting documentation may be downloaded via the docket summary.

The newest revisions to the Form I-9 include splitting the form into two pages with Section One and the Preparer/Translator portion on the first page, and sections Two and Three on the second page of the form. The increased length of the completed form are largely due to a combination of increased instruction, new field labels, and additional fields. Section One now includes the optional fields of email address and phone...

August 24, 2011

ANNOUNCEMENT: Keeping employers on their toes, USCIS has released a revised M-274 Handbook for Employers. The new version includes instructions for TPS auto extensions and clarifies the correct procedures for Refugees and Asylees. Further changes include additional information on EAD Cards and extra document samples such as the Micronesia and Marshall Island passports. For your reading pleasure, a copy of the newly revised Handbook for Employers can be found at: http://www.uscis.gov/files/form/m-274.pdf

August 23, 2011

It's always good to refresh our knowledge of I-9 compliance requirements. From time to time, EVRI will be posting events that help remind us of some of the pitfalls facing employers today. On August 22, 2011, a settlement was reached between the Department of Justice and Farmland Foods, Inc. (subsidiary of Smithfield Foods, Inc.) for allegations made by the Office of Special Counsel (OSC) that Farmland was violating the anti-discrimination provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 by requesting additional documentation for non-U.S. citizens and foreign-born U.S. citizens during the I-9 process. As part of the Settlement Agreement, Farmland agreed to pay $290,400 in civil penalties. This is the highest civil penalty for anti-discriminatory practices paid through...