Tuesday, March 24, 2009

New Handbook for Employers Released

CIS has released the Handbook for Employers April 3, 2009 edition, containing the unexpired document guidance and the revised Lists A, B and C. The revised List A, B and C provisions reduce the number of permissible documents and prohibit the employer from accepting expired documents. The rule also provides minor changes to the Form I-9 to implement these changes. These changed lists and the unexpired document rule are delayed in their implementation until April 3, 2009. The Handbook is available for downloading from our Publications Page in Adobe format: M-274 2009.pdf

DHS had published a notice that the CIS is delaying the implementation of the I-9 Interim rule for 60 days or until April 3, 2009. 74 Fed. Reg. 5621(Jan. 30, 2009). The Interim rule had been scheduled to have become effective on February 2, 2009.

Employers are reminded to use the I-9 2007 edition
until the April 3, 2009 effective date. On that date the I-9 2009 edition must be used. We advise employers not to use the CIS 2007 Website version at this time, as it erroneously links to the 2009 form which should not be used until April 3rd.

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