Free HR Webinar About Form I-9 Changes
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Ascentis recently hosted a free HR webinar titled Form I-9: Employment Eligibility Verification. This free HR webinar recording is approved for free SHRM and HRCI credits and available to watch here. Our expert speaker from this webinar, Cornelius Wyatt from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), wrote the below reflection on this topic.
Use the Latest Version of Form I-9 for New Hires
by Cornelius Wyatt
In a recent free HR webinar, I discuss updates to Form I-9. Specifically, the latest version of Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, dated Nov. 14, 2016, is more user-friendly than ever. When completing Form I-9 on the computer, employees and employers will see helper text for each field and can choose from drop-down lists for acceptable documents, calendars, states, and countries. Also, employers can enter information in a new “Additional Information” field instead of in the margins, while employees who use multiple preparers and translators have additional space.
Form I-9 requirements were established in November 1986 when Congress passed the Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA). Currently, IRCA prohibits employers from hiring people, including U.S. citizens, for employment in the U.S. without verifying their identity and employment authorization. Also, employers must have a Form I-9 on file for every person they hire after Nov. 6, 1986. Also, employers must use the version of Form I-9 dated Nov. 14, 2016, for all new employees they hire after Jan. 22, 2017.
If you want to learn more, click here to view our free HR webinar recording to earn free HRCI & SHRM credits. In addition, visit I-9 Central to see these latest enhancements, and subscribe to GovDelivery to receive updates from USCIS.
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