Beginning January 22, 2017, employers must use only the new Form I-9 as reported by the US Citizenship and Immigration Services on their website www.uscis.gov. The new form is dated 11/14/2016 on the bottom of each page and expires 8/31/2019.
Why Should I Be Concerned?
The changes are minor, mainly to promote ease of use, particularly when completed on a computer. However, the consequences of using the old form are not necessarily minor. The penalties for Form I-9 violations have recently been doubled. The penalty for failing to comply with Form I-9 employment verification requirements are a minimum of $216 and a maximum of $2,156 per individual. As of January 22, 2017, one of those requirements, is to use the new form.