- Time of hire is redefined as no later than the first day of work for pay.
- Clear instructions to employers about how to handle receipts for acceptable List A, B, and documents and how to re-verify employees.
- New fields request optional information including the employees phone number and email address.
- Changes to the employer attestation (1) requiring the employer to confirm that it examined the employees documents and determined they are genuine and relate to the employee and (2) requiring a statement that, to the employers knowledge, the employee is authorized to work in the U.S.
- Minimal changes to the list of acceptable documents, including a clarification that restricted Social Security cards are not acceptable.
The draft form is not yet effective and likely wont be approved until sometime after the public comment period ends on May 29, 2012. Until then, employers should continue to use the most current version of the I-9, which has a revised date of August 7, 2009.
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