Beginning Jan. 22, 2017, employers must use the 11/14/2016 N version of Form I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification, to verify the identity and work eligibility of every new employee hired after Nov. 6, 1986, or for the revierification of expiring employment authorization of current employees (if applicable). This date is found on the lower left hand corner of the form. Prior versions of the form will no longer be valid for use. Employers who fail to use Form I-9 (11/14/2016 N) on or after Jan. 22, 2017 may be subject to all applicable penalties under section 274A of the Immigration and Nationality Act, 8 U.S.C. 1324a, as enforced by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
You can download for free the new Form I-9 in either fillable or printable format, as well as the instructions for Form I-9 and even the Spanish version of Form I-9.
Employers in Florida should continue to follow existing storage and retention rules for each previously completed Form I-9. For more information read the USCIS News Alert: Employers Must Use Form I-9 Dated 11/14/2016.
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Florida employers – are you using the new I-9 form?