This week, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) published an updated I-9 Form on its website, which can be accessed here.
The Immigration Reform and Control Act prohibits employers from hiring people without first identifying their identity and employment authorization. The I-9 Form is the mechanism to achieve that. Employers are required to complete the I-9 Form within three days of the first day of work for all new hires.
By January 22, 2017, all employers will need to be using the revised form for all new hires. Until then, employers can either continue to use the current version, which is dated 03/08/2013, or they can use the new version. The version date is located at the bottom left corner of the form.