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Legal Alert: Employers Must Use the Revised Form I-9 Starting September 18, 2017


Starting today, September 18, employers must use the revised Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification. The revised Form I-9 was released on July 17, 2017 by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and has a revision date of 07/17/17 N in the lower left corner. The form may be downloaded here.

The following revisions have been made to the Form I-9 instructions: 

  • The name of the Office of Special Counsel for Immigration-Related Unfair Employment Practices has been changed to its new name, Immigrant and Employee Rights Section.
  • USCIS removed "the end of" from the phrase "the first day of employment."

Revisions were also made to the List of Acceptable Documents on Form I-9. USCIS included these changes in the revised Handbook for Employers: Guidance for Completing Form I-9 (M-274), which it says is easier for users to navigate.

For questions or more information about this alert, please contact our immigration attorney, Maya Salah at 612.371.3213.

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