2022Form I-9

Written By Digital Content Editor Thomas Ahearn

On March 30, 2022, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) – which secures America from threats – published Federal Register notice 87 FR 18377 to invite public comments on its proposed extension and revisions to “Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification” before the document expires on October 31, 2022.

The Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) requires all U.S. employers to complete a Form I-9 for every employee hired after November 6, 1986, to verify the identity and employment authorization of individuals and ensure a legal workforce. The DHS is proposing Form I-9 be extended and revised as follows:

  • Compress Sections 1 and 2 from two pages to one page to reduce paper use and storage burden on employers.
  • Change Section 3 to a Reverification and Rehire Supplement that provides three separate areas to enter reverifications and rehires within 3 years of the date of the initial execution of an employee’s Form I-9.
  • Employers would only print and use the supplement as needed, further reducing paper use and storage burdens on employers.
  • Update the List of Acceptable Documents to include a link to List C documents issued by DHS and the acceptable receipts listed in 8CFR 274a.2(b)(1)(vi)(A-C).
  • Reduce and simplify the instructions from 15 pages to 7 pages, further reducing paper usage.
  • Remove electronic PDF (Portable Document Format) enhancements to ensure that form can be completed on all electronic devices and is not software dependent.

The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 requires a 60-day and a 30-day comment period for this Form I-9 extension. The second comment period will be open for 30 days until August 8, 2022. To submit a comment on the Form I-9, please visit https://www.regulations.gov/document/USCIS-2006-0068-0614.

Employment Screening Resources (ESR) – a service offering of ClearStar, a leading Human Resources technology firm– provides a robust solution that simplifies the Form I-9 process so employers may compliantly verify work status and ensure they have a legal workforce. To learn more, contact ESR today.

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