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What's up with the Expiring Form I-9? Use until Further Notice

Posted by: Gail Cecchettini Whaley J.D. on Thursday, August 29, 2019 at 12:00:00 am

If you recently completed a Form I-9 for a new hire you may have noticed that the current edition of the form (Form I-9 07/17/17 N) has an August 31, 2019 expiration date.

According to USCIS, a new edition of the Form I-9 will "soon be published." While employers weren't given a timeframe for its release. USCIS notes that in "the meantime, [employers] may file using the 07/17/17 edition."

To make sure you are using the correct edition date, look to the bottom left corner of each page of the Form I-9. It should say 07/17/17 N. (The expiration date can be found in the top right corner of the form.)

Back in March, the USCIS proposed extending the current form without any changes to the form itself. However, there are a few minor suggested changes to the form instructions; Employers will need to wait and see if the instructions have been impacted.

For now, employers should continue using the Form I-9, revision 07/17/17 N with an August 31, 2019, expiration date.

CEA will update the Form I-9 as soon as any revision is made.

CEA can Help Audit Your I-9s!

Make sure you meet your Form I-9 compliance obligations…audit your I-9s! CEA can provide you with an onsite audit to make sure you are following I-9 requirements and best practices. Schedule an I-9 audit by calling 1-800-399-5331 or email CEAINFO@employers.org! Members can also review our reference materials on Forms I-9 in the HR Answers section of our website.

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