Sunday, February 1, 2009

USA: Continuing Updates: US Employment Eligibility - I-9 Form

The USCIS released an announcement in January 30 2009 about its 60 days period up to April 3rd 2009 - the implementation of the an interim final rule "Documents Acceptable for Employment Eligibility Verfication" which was published in the Federal Register on December 17th 2008.

The public will have more ample time to provide comments at the Federal Register. This public comment will end on March 4th 2009. Interested parties who would like to share their opiniions or comments can visit this website:

The interim final rule will provide an amendment of the regulations governing the types of acceptable identity and employment authorization documents which employees can present to their employers when completing the I-9 Form (Employment Eligibility Form). Under the interim rule it prohibits the acceptance of an expired document to verify an employment authorization.

As an employer's representative - the HR Professional who will be conducting the validation of acceptable identification documents for the I-9 Form must take an extra moment and effort in understanding appropriate documents that are acceptable.

As necessary, attend continuing education that are focused on Managing I-9 Eligibility Documents and Compliance. Seek the assistance of a qualified and experienced HR Consultant on Employment Eligibility and Work Permits.

There is a high risk for both the employer and the HR Professional when a new hire will be found to be using a non-acceptable document.

For questions or inquiries regarding additional information to compliance please contact:

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