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Note to Employers: USCIS Says to Continue Use of Current Version of Form I-9

August 30, 2019   |   Atlanta | Detroit Metro | Chicago | Columbus | Dallas | Delaware | Elkhart | Fort Wayne | Grand Rapids | Indianapolis | Los Angeles | Minneapolis | San Diego | South Bend | Washington, D.C.

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that until further notice, employers should continue using the current Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification (edition date July 17, 2017), even though the expiration date of Aug. 31, 2019, has passed.

Form I-9 is used for verifying the identity and employment authorization of individuals hired for employment in the United States. All employers must ensure proper completion of Form I-9 for each individual they hire for employment in the U.S.

While the USCIS is expected to release a new version of Form I-9 without any significant edits from the current version, employers were directed in late August by the USCIS to continue use of the current version of Form I-9 until a revised version is made available.

To obtain more information, please contact the Barnes & Thornburg attorney with whom you work or Michael Palmer at 574-237-1135 or michael.palmer@btlaw.com, or Michael Durham at 574-237-1145 or michael.durham@btlaw.com, M. Mercedes Badia-Tavas at 312-214-8313 or mbadiatavas@btlaw.com, or Tejas Shah at 312-217-5619 or tejas.shah@btlaw.com.

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