Implementation of New I-9 Rule Delayed until April 3, 2009
Late Friday evening U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced a delay of 60 days for the implementation of its recent interim final rule amending the Form I-9 and revising the list of documents employers may accept when completing the employment eligibility verification process. Implementation of the rule has now been pushed back until April 3, 2009. In addition to the delay in implementation of the rule, USCIS has reopened the public comment period for 30 days, until March 4, 2009.
The USCIS website, where both the old and new versions of the Form I-9 may be downloaded, states the following with regard to the new 02/02/09 of the form, “Only for Use ON or AFTER April 3, 2009.” Thus, employers should continue to use the 06/05/07 edition of the Form I-9. Copies of the 06/05/07 Form I-9 may be downloaded at http://www.uscis.gov/files/form/I-9.pdf. Should you have any questions regarding this latest update, please contact a member of the Frost Brown Todd Immigration Group.
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Joseph J. Dehner Joe Dehner concentrates his practice on multinational business and securities disputes. He counsels a wide variety of companies, domestic and foreign, on issues confronting global business, including transnational investment, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, customs and trade issues, international business structures, distribution and agency agreements and the resolution of international disputes.