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 year – just this past weekend – business owners are strongly advised to continue using it until a newer version is made available. The US Citizenship and Immigration Services Division of Homeland Security requires that all employers continue using the current I-9 (expired 8/31/19). Furthermore, for those businesses that may have been affected by Hurricane Dorian, USCIS earlier this week issued a hurricane fact sheet advising that all employment eligibility verification requirements remain in effect. Federal law requires that every employer who recruits, refers for a fee or hires an individual for employment must complete the I-9.