Concurrent Sessions | New Smart I-9 Form Released: Employment Verification Blunders to Avoid when Gathering Information and Completing the Form

A revised Form I-9 is now in effect. What are the key differences between the old Form I-9 version and the new form, dubbed the “Smart I-9”? And, how can you ensure accurate completion, retention, re-verification, and correction (as necessary) using this new Form I-9? Questions continue to pour in on what’s changed and what’s stayed the same and how to maintain compliant I-9 recordkeeping practices when using the editable PDF Form I-9. This newly added session will address these concerns and much, much more including:

  • What you can and can’t ask applicants about employment verification documentation during the recruiting stage—and the types of discrimination claims you could be subjected to if misstep
  • The new Form I-9’s error-checking features
  • Answers to common but tricky Form I-9 questions concerning SSNs, out-of-state driver’s licenses, temporary green cards, and more
  • Tips for Form I-9 completion and the legally acceptable ways to verify worker documentation when you’re dealing with remote hires
  • How to complete I-9s for new employees using automatically extended employment authorization documents (EADs)
  • How to handle workers who may have temporary/expiring statuses
  • The checklist to review to avoid hiring or employing anyone not authorized to work in the United States

Plus, you’ll receive a bonus handout outlining what’s changed with the new Smart I-9 and answers to frequently asked questions pertaining to employment verification and eligibility that arise during the recruitment and hiring process.