Acing Your Form I-9 Completion Obligations for New Employees and Rehires

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has released yet another revision to the Form I-9 for employment eligibility verification. Employers must use this revised Form I-9 no later than September 18, 2017.How does this Form I-9 differ from the “Smart Form I-9” that became effective in January 2017? And, how can you ensure accurate completion and re-verification using this new Form I-9?

We kick off the day with answers to these questions and much more. Attorneys with extensive experience consulting with companies on how to ensure accurate I-9 recordkeeping practices, including Form I-9 completion and verification/re-verification of employee documentation, will cover:

  • What’s changed on the new Form I-9 and what’s stayed the same
  • The smart Form I-9’s error-checking features
  • Best practices for ensuring compliant I-9 recordkeeping when using the editable PDF Form I-9
  • Answers to common, but tricky, Form I-9 questions such as:
    • If the SSN entered into E-Verify is incorrect, what steps should you take?
    • If an employee moves out of state and his/her driver’s license says it’s not valid for federal ID purposes, can you accept the license as a List B document?
    • Can you accept a temporary green card? What if it’s about to expire?
    • What do you do when a proffered document just looks kind of “off” to you?
    • Are Spanish Language I-9(s) valid?
  • Best practices for filling out the I-9 and legally acceptable ways to verify worker documentation—including answers to questions such as whether it’s acceptable to look at remote hires’ documents via Skype or FaceTime
  • Form I-9 re-verification requirements for non-U.S. citizens and non-permanent residents
  • How to complete I-9s for new employees using automatically extended employment authorization documents (EADs)
    • Tips for selecting an electronic vendor
    • E-verify pitfalls to avoid