[author: Melissa A. Silver, XpertHR Legal Editor]
The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that until further notice employers should continue to use the current version of the Employment Eligibility Verification Form I-9 (Form I-9) which is due to expire on August 31, 2012. Employers are required to verify the identity of their employees and their authorization to work in the US. In order to do so, employers are required to complete the Form I-9.
In March 2012, the USCIS invited public comment to its proposed changes to the Form I-9. These proposed revisions include expanded Form I-9 instructions and a revised layout; new optional data fields to collect the employee's email address and telephone number; and new data fields to collect the foreign passport number and country of issuance.
However, until a new version is approved and posted employers must continue to use the current version of the form.
More information about the announcement can be found on the USCIS's website.
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