Employers Must Use New Version of Form I-9

inshistory9Effective January 22, 2017 employers should have started using the new version of Form I-9 (marked 11/14/2016) and should discontinue use of any forms with expiration dates prior to 2017.  The newest version of the form can be found on the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) website.

Employers who fail to use the new version of the form for new hires after January 22, 2017 will be subject to penalties which were recently increased drastically (effective August 1, 2016 the minimum penalty increased from $110 to $216 per violation and the maximum penalty increased from $1,100 to $2,156 per violation).

To avoid these penalties, employers should be using the new version of the form and should also ensure that the forms are filled out completely and correctly.

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