U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued a new
Form I-9 to be used by employers to verify employment eligibility
for all new hires. The new Form I-9 took effect March 8 and expires
March 31, 2016. USCIS will accept previous forms through May 7.
After May 7, employers must use the new Form I-9.
The new Form I-9 includes six pages of instructions, which
answer employers' frequently asked questions regarding previous
versions of Form I-9. For example, the new instructions explain
that identifying a Social Security number for Section 1 purposes
remains voluntary unless the employer is enrolled in E-verify.
The instructions also explain the "receipt rule," which allows
an employee to comply with Section 2 requirements by producing a
receipt for a replacement document. The instructions also clarify
reverification does not apply...
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