Employers: Continue to Use Current I-9

Originally published by: NAHBAugust 16, 2012

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The U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services (USCIS) division of the Department of Homeland Security has announced that employers should continue to use the current Form I-9, which is set to expire on Aug. 31, 2012, until further notice. Under federal immigration law, all employers are required to complete Form I-9 for all new hires to verify the employee’s identity and work authorization. In the upper right hand corner of the form it notes “Expires 08/31/12." However, a new Form I-9 will not be released by Aug. 31, and the continued use of this form after expiration will not count as a paperwork violation in the event of an I-9 audit. To read the official USCIS notice, click here. To access the Form I-9 with the Aug. 31 expiration date, click here.

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