Beginning on May 7, 2013, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) division of the Department of Homeland Security will require all employers to use the newly released Form I-9, the Employment Eligibility Verification Form. The new Form I-9 is longer and more complex than the previous version and comes with new rules affecting which documents may be used to verify the employment eligibility of workers. There are also new instructions and additional data fields for employees and employers. As a result, AGC will host a compliance assistance webinar on the new Form I-9. The webinar will take place on Thursday, May 23 from 2:00-3:30 p.m. EDT. The cost to participate is just $49 for AGC members and $79 for non-members.
On March 8, USCIS published the revised Form I-9, which has several new features, including new fields and a new format that is intended to reduce errors. During the webinar, immigration attorney David Whitlock of Miller & Martin, PLLC, will help employers identify the changes to the form and improve I-9 compliance overall. After participating in the webinar, registrants will be able to:
- Identify the changes to Form I-9 and improve overall compliance;
- Recognize the effect of the new Form I-9 on hiring managers and field personnel;
- Understand when and where employers may use the Spanish version of Form I-9;
- Understand the new rules for acceptable documents used to verify employment eligibility;
- Understand the impact the new Form I-9 will have on the use of E-Verify; and
- Establish best practices for reducing risks and correcting errors when using the new Form I-9.