Starting May 7, 2013, all United States employers must use the revised Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification (Revision 03/08/13) for all new hires and re-verifications. The use of previous versions of the form is no longer permitted. The revision date of the new Form I-9 is printed on the lower left corner of the form. Employers should not complete a new Form I-9 for existing employees, if a properly completed Form I-9 is already on file.

All employers are required to complete and retain a Form I-9 for each employee hired to work in the United States. The employer must complete Form I-9 for every new employee on the first day of his or her employment with the company to verify the employee’s eligibility to work in the United States. The employer must keep the completed and signed Form I-9 for their records. Employers who knowingly violate or circumvent the Form I-9 process or anti-discrimination requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) may be subject to civil and/or criminal penalties.

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