Update Your I-9 Forms
On January 31, 2020, the US government released an updated I-9 form. While employers are permitted to use the previous version until April 30, 2020, it’s a good idea to start using the new form now.
The new form includes some revisions to the previous version. Among the changes are clarifications as to who can act as an employer’s authorized representative and an update to the Department of Homeland Security’s privacy notice.
Employers should be aware that failure to properly complete and retain the I-9 form for its employees could result in civil penalties or even criminal prosecution. The Department of Homeland Security has been increasing its compliance enforcement on employers. The compliance enforcement methods include random audits to ensure employers are properly completing I-9 forms.
The new form can be found here - https://www.uscis.gov/i-9
As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact us here or call us at 585.258.2800.