Using Expired I-9 Forms

On the surface, it might not seem like good advice to use a government form that’s expired, but in the absence of an updated one, that is exactly what we recommend. Although the current Employment Eligibility Form, or the-9 form as it is customarily known, specifically states that it expired on August 31 of this…

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Revised I-9 Form Now Mandatory

We advised you back in July that a new I-9 Form, Employment Eligibility Verification, had been released by the United States Citizen and Immigration Services (USCIS) and further that the older form with an effective date of 11/14/16 would be accepted until September 18 at which time employers must use the newly released I-9 form…

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New I-9 Form Released

Early this week, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) released a new version of the I-9 Form, Employment Eligibility Verification. The new form incorporates the 5 specific changes to the form, each of which is detailed on the USCIS website. The new form was effective and available for use immediately upon its July…

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New I-9 Form Effective Tomorrow

The new Employment Eligibility Verification form, more commonly known as the I-9 Form and adopted by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) last year becomes effective tomorrow, January 21. For the past several months, the USCIS was allowing the continued use of the older expired form (with an expiration date listed of 3/31/16)…

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New I-9, But Same Old Risk

The new I-9 Form, which the US Citizens and Immigration Service (USCIS) published a few months ago will be required for all employers on January 22, 2017.  Although not mandatory until the 22nd, the form is available online now from USCIS and may be used immediately.  The I-9 Form itself may be new, with features…

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OMB Approves Revised I-9

The federal Office of Management & Budget (OMB) has approved a revised Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification and it now is incumbent upon the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to publish a revised form with instructions by November 22, 2016.  In the meantime, employers should continue using the current version of the Form…

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I-9 And Immigration Fines Increased

The Department of Labor hasn’t only been focused on the FLSA either.  Along with the Departments of Justice and Homeland Security, DOL increased the fines accessed on employers for immigration-related violations, including unfair employment or discrimination practices, violations of the H-1B or H-2B programs as well as Form I-9 and E-Verify Violations.  The increased fines…

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A virtual cup of coffee with DDIFO Executive Director Ed Shanahan

May 10th, 2013: Fair Franchising, New I-9 Forms, Hall of Fame

Fair Franchising – Maine franchisees from a broad array of companies testified in support of the Small Business Investment Protection Act this week before the Labor, Commerce, Research & Economic Development Committee of the Maine Legislature.  The bill is an outstanding fair franchising piece of legislation that enjoys much support in the Maine Franchisee community…

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