Legal Alert: USCIS ANNOUNCES NEW FORM I-9
On November 7, 2007, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, (USCIS) introduced the newly revised Employment Eligibility Verification Form I-9 (I-9). Since the Immigration Reform and Control Act took effect in 1986, employers have been required to complete an I-9 for all newly hired employees to verify employment eligibility status. Failure to do so could result in civil and/or criminal penalties. Employers should be aware that while the verification procedure has not changed, the number of documents an employer can accept from newly hired employees for purposes of completing the employment verification process has decreased. Click on the link below to view the Alert in its entirety.