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Legal Q&A: February 11, 2014


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


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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