USCIS Releases Revised Handbook for Employers Completing New Form I-9

USCIS Updates

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) – which oversees lawful immigration to the United States – has released a revised ‘M-274, Handbook for Employers: Guidance for Completing Form I-9’ with expanded information on properly completing the new ‘Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification.’

The revisions include updates based on the recent Form I-9 release, as well as policy changes and clarifications. To learn more, please see the summary of changes on I-9 Central and attend a free webinar. The M-274 handbook is available at www.uscis.gov/i-9-central/handbook-employers-m-274.

On January 31, 2020, the USCIS published a new Form I-9 with a version date of “10/21/2019” that employers should have started using by May 1, 2020. The USCIS allowed the use of the prior version of the form with a version date of “07/17/2017 N” until April 30, 2020. The new form is at www.uscis.gov/i-9.

On Thursday, May 7, 2020, EMP Trust HR – a leading provider of comprehensive Human Resource (HR) solutions for businesses of all sizes – will host a complimentary “USCIS Webinar on Form I-9 Compliance with Questions Answered” starting at 2:00 PM EST (11:00 AM PST). To register for the webinar, click here.

The webinar – which is co-hosted by leading global background check provider Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) – will feature speaker Gloria Aitken from the USCIS, who will provide insight into the new form and guidance on remote verifications during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.

Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) – a leading global background check provider – provides a robust Form I-9 solution that simplifies the process enabling employers to electronically and compliantly verify work status without redundant data entry. To learn more about ESR, visit www.esrcheck.com.

NOTE: Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) does not provide or offer legal services or legal advice of any kind or nature. Any information on this website is for educational purposes only.

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