Various federal laws, including the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 and the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) require employers to hire only individuals who may legally work in the United States. Form I-9 helps employers comply with federal requirements and provides proof of compliance with applicable laws. The revised form now asks whether an individual has previously used a different last name instead of a previously used first name. Other changes include:
- The ability to enter multiple preparers and translators
- Separation of instructions, to keep in line with other USCIS forms
- Specific instruction for completing each field
Employers should remain aware that although completing Form I-9s may seem routine and burdensome, they should nevertheless be completed for each new hire. Failure to properly complete, retain, and/or make available for inspection Form I-9s can result in penalties between $110 and $1,100 for each violation. Accordingly, employers should begin using the revised form as soon as possible. The revised form and instructions can be found here.
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