Tuesday, February 3, 2009

New I-9 Forms delayed

Jackson Lewis - Department of Homeland Security Postpones New Form I-9 to April 3, 2009
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced January 30, 2009, it is postponing the proposed February 2, 2009, effective date of the new Form I-9 rule to April 3, 2009. In addition, DHS re-opened the comment period on the proposed new form for 30 days. The public may submit comments on or before March 4, 2009.

According to the DHS notice, the new Form I-9 will take effect no
earlier than April 3, 2009.   Until then, employers should continue to
use the prior version of the Form I-9 with the annotation “Form I-9
(Rev. 06/05/07) N” on the bottom right-hand corner and the expiration
date of June 30, 2009.   This form can be downloaded from the DHS
website at http://www.uscis.gov/files/form/I-9.pdf.  Employees may continue to present any document listed on this Form I-9’s List of Acceptable Documents.