Human resources questions: when to use the new I-9 form

Dec. 21, 2010
Tim Twigg and Rebecca Crane, both of Bent Ericksen & Associates, explain the specifics of the updated version of the I-9 form from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.
Human resources questions: when to use the new I-9 formQ. The I-9 form I am using has an expiration date of June 30, 2009. Is there a new form I should use?A. Yes, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) released an updated version, which is available on its Web site — The revised form is dated Aug. 7, 2009, and expires on Aug. 31, 2012. The new form is to be used on all new hires or re-verifications. Employers do not need to complete new forms for existing employees for whom a previously issued I-9 form has been properly completed. The new form requires that all documents presented during the verification process be unexpired. As a reminder, an employer cannot choose which documents are provided in the verification process. The opinions expressed above are based on the writer’s comprehensive background as a human resources professional and the policies in our Bent Ericksen & Associates products having been reviewed by legal counsel. The writer is not an attorney, and the advice provided in this message should not be construed as a legal opinion. If you have legal questions after considering the advice and reading any materials referenced, it is recommended that you consult with your attorney.Click here to read more answers to human resources questions.Author bioTim Twigg is the president of Bent Ericksen & Associates, and Rebecca Crane is a human resource compliance consultant with Bent Ericksen & Associates. For 30 years, the company has been a leading authority in human resource and personnel issues, helping dentists deal successfully with the ever-changing and complex labor laws. To receive a complimentary copy of the company’s quarterly newsletter or to learn more about its services, call (800) 679-2760 or visit