The New I-9 Form
U.S. Citizenship and Customs Enforcement has issued a new Form I-9 that employers must begin using by Sept. 18, 2017. Release of a new employment eligibility verification form shines a spotlight on employers’ interaction with government agencies that enforce immigration laws.
Under the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, each new employee must complete an I-9 form documenting his or her eligibility to legally work in the United States. The I-9 asks for various forms of identification as well as any other names the employee may have used in the past. Employers must ensure the I-9 is completed on the employee’s first day of work.
Employers also have the option of using the E-Verify system run by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. E-Verify checks employees’ identity information against government data to find inconsistencies or cases where multiple people used the same identification.
PEAR is here too assist you in being compliant with this new I-9 form.