The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has released the Revised Employment Eligibility Verification Form (Form I-9). The new Form I-9 is available at http://www.uscis.gov/files/form/i-9.pdf and all employers should being using this new form.
You do not need current employees to complete the new I-9 as long as you have a properly completed form on file.
There are now three ways for employees to complete the Form I-9.
- Print it and fill it out manually.
- Fill it out electronically, then print and sign it.
- Use an electronic I-9 vendor.
All employers are required to maintain completed Form 1-9’s for three years after the date of hire or on year after date the employment ended, whichever is later.
It is recommended that you maintain all Form I-9’s in one location outside of employee personnel files in case of inspection or audit.