New Form I-9 Goes Into Effect In January 2017 – Stay In Compliance!
A revised Form I-9 was recently approved by the Office of Management and Budget. The new version is expected to be published by November 22, 2016. The current version of Form I-9 will continue to be acceptable until January 21, 2017. After this date, employers will be required to use the new form.
Do not get caught using an outdated version of Form I-9. Fines for Form I-9 infractions can sometimes be very steep. Of course, it may be a good idea to conduct a Form I-9 audit to ensure all your practices are up-to-date and compliant. However, such an audit must be done lawfully. You should consult competent employment counsel before attempting one. We will continue monitoring the situation and will provide an update when the new form is available.
Brody and Associates regularly provides counsel on ensuring compliance with the I-9 regulations, as well as on all employee-related matters. If we can be of assistance in this area, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 203.454.0560.