Feb 26, 2020
Employers Have Until May 1st to Switch Over to the New Version of the Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification
A new version of the Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification (Form I-9) was released on Friday, Jan 31, 2020. There do not appear to be any substantive changes to the form and the only things that appear to have changed are the version date (it is now 10/31/2019) and the expiration date (it is now October 31, 2022).
Unless there is a substantial reason to do so, employers who are using paper Form I-9s should discard any blank forms that have a version date (bottom, left-hand corner of pages 1, 2, and 3 of the Form I-9) other than “10/21/2019.” Please note that using a prior version, after May 1, 2020, is an error that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement will likely penalize if they conduct an audit.
Green and Spiegel’s Compliance and Regulatory Practice is ideally positioned to support employers in Form I-9 issues. Please contact us if we can be of any assistance.