Check Out the Updated Form I-9 Handbook

Form I-9 Handbook Update
Make sure you are consulting the newly updated handbook!

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has updated its guidance manual, Handbook for Employers, Guidance for Completing the Form I-9 (M-274). This useful manual provides employers with detailed instructions on completing the Form I-9. The revised version is dated 1/22/17.

The updated manual reflects revisions to the Form I-9. As previously reported, the USCIS recently published a revised Form I-9 (Rev. 11/14/2016 N) that must be used by all employers.

The USCIS has also published a table that outlines the significant changes made to the guidance manual. For instance, there is updated guidance regarding:

  • Expired documents
  • Reverification
  • An employer’s responsibility regarding authenticity of documents
  • Unlawful immigration practices and unfair documentary practices

Employers with Form I-9 questions can consult the updated M-274. I-9 Central is also a useful resource for employers.

Gail Cecchettini Whaley, CalChamber Employment Law Counsel/Content

CalChamber members can read more on I-9 Form: Verifying Eligibility in the HR Library. Not a member? Learn more about what HRCalifornia can do for you.

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