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Legal Q&A: February 11, 2014

QUESTION

What should I know about the new Employment Eligibility Verification Form I-9?

ANSWER

You’re in luck, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently released three short video vignettes for employees and employers that demonstrate how to complete the Employment Eligibility Verification Form I-9.

Here’s a synopsis of each vignette:

Section 1 of Form I-9: Must be completed by the employee; highlights new phone number and email address optional fields; and demonstrates how to fill in new foreign passport and country of issuance data fields.

Section 2 of Form I-9: Must be completed by the employer for each person hired; illustrates important deadlines, instructions and employer’s responsibilities.

Section 3 of Form I-9: Must be completed by the employer for re-verification and rehiring; explains which employees have to be re-verified; and provides examples of documents not to re-verify.

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