U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is reminding employers that as of January 22, 2017, the “11/14/2016 N” version of Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, must be used to verify the identity and work eligibility of every new employee hired after November 6, 1986, or for the reverification of any expiring employment authorization of current employees. This date is found on the lower left hand corner of the form. Earlier versions of the form will no longer be valid for use, according to USCIS. Employers that do not use the new form on or after January 22, 2017, may be subject to all penalties that apply under Section 274A of the Immigration and Nationality Act, as enforced by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Employers, however, should continue to follow existing storage and retention rules for each previously completed Form I-9. (https://www.uscis.gov/news/alerts/employers-must-use-form-i-9-dated-11142016, January 2017.)
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