Apr 16 2011
USCIS Adopts Final Rule Regarding Employment Eligibility Verification
Earlier this week, USCIS announced a final rule that adopted without any changes an interim rule to improve the I-9 Form process. The federal agency had received 75 public comments in response to this interim rule, which had been in effect since April 2009. All employers, agricultural recruiters and referrers who work for fees are required to verify the identity and employment authorization of each person they hire for employment in the U.S. Key changes made to the process by which eligibility is verified that were introduced in the interim rule and adopted in the final rule include prohibiting the acceptance of expired documents as proof of eligibility and the additional and modification of a number of acceptable documents of proof.
This final rule takes effect May 16, 2011. View an FAQ published by USCIS at: http://1.usa.gov/ijBf96.