The deadline to switch to the new 08/01/23 edition of Form I-9 is fast approaching.
Recently, the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) published a revised version of Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification with several key changes to reflect the end of temporary COVID-19 flexibilities.
Starting on November 1, 2023, this new edition will be the only version of Form I-9 that will be accepted by the federal government.
What happens if you use the old Form I-9?
From November 1st onward, employers who fail to use the new 08/01/23 edition of Form I-9 may be subject to all applicable penalties under Section 274A of the INA, 8 U.S.C. 1324a, as enforced by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
How to switch to the new Form I-9
You can download the new edition of Form I-9 on the USCIS website, in addition to learning more about the revisions that have been made by viewing the USCIS Summary of Changes to Form and Instructions.
If you’re still using paper for your Onboarding process, contact us to streamline and improve your New Hire experience with our electronic Onboarding module. California Payroll’s Onboarding module has been updated to include the new Form I-9 to help employers stay compliant. A separate Form I-9 document storage folder is used to securely store all employees’ completed Form I-9s in one dedicated section, helping employers stay in compliance.