Form I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification Updates

Effective May 1, 2020, employers verifying identity and employment authorization for their employees must use the October 21, 2019, edition of Form I-9: Employment Eligibility Verification. A revised M-274 Handbook for Employers that was published in April by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) provides updated instructions and guidance for completing the I-9 Form consistent with current immigration regulations. The handbook defines “authorized representative,” touches on the reverification of employment authorization documents that are automatically extended based on pending applications, and discusses expiration dates for F-1 students and J-1 exchange visitors.


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