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On July 17, 2017, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), part of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, issued an updated version of the I-9 Form; Employment Eligibility Verification. Under federal law, every employer that recruits, refers for a fee or hires an individual for employment in the United States must complete an I-9 Form.  

The updated form replaces a version that was issued in 2016. Employers may continue using the 2016 form until September 17, 2017. Exclusive use of the updated form is expected by September 18, 2017. The new form expires on August 31, 2019. 

Action Steps: 

* Employers must become familiar with the new I-9 Form and transition to its exclusive use by September 18, 2017. 

* Employers must continue their compliance with collecting and retaining I-9 Forms. 

* Employers may download the 2017 I-9 Form from the USCIS website.

 Source: Zywave/USCIS Website