Another Revised I-9 Form

The Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”) issued a revised Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, which now bears the date of July 17, 2017.  The revised form identifies a new List C Document.  The new Form I-9  is used for verifying the identity and employment authorization of individuals hired for employment in the United States.  All U.S. employers must ensure proper completion of Form I-9 for each individual they hire for employment in the United States.  This includes citizens and non-citizens.

The DHS has made it clear that both employees and employers (or authorized representatives of the employer) must complete the form.  On the form, an employee must attest to his or her employment authorization.  The employee must also present his or her employer with acceptable documents evidencing identity and employment authorization.  The employer must examine the employment eligibility and identity documents an employee presents to determine whether the documents reasonably appear to be genuine and relate to the employee and record the document information on the Form I-9.