New I-9 Forms

Spring 2009Newsletters California Update - Second Quarter 2009

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A new Form I-9 (revised February 2, 2009) became effective April 3, 2009, and is required for all new hires. Further use of the previous Form I-9 is unlawful and may subject employers to penalties. The new Form I-9 contains a new List of Acceptable Documents and makes several procedural changes. The Department of Homeland Security has updated its handbook and instructions for employers regarding Form I-9 and the process. Employers are encouraged to review all new guidelines and implement changes immediately.