By Jan. 22, use new I-9 form for new hires and reverifications

All new hires must fill out the latest Form I-9 the first day they are on the job.

Starting Sunday, Jan. 22, employers must use the Form I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification dated 11/14/2016. That version should be completed for new hires and any existing employees who require reverification for their authorization after that date.

Even if you only employ one person, this document must be kept on file.

You can find the new form and other I-9 information on the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services website at

Mike Thompson, the managing shareholder for our employment law partner, Lehr Middlebrooks Vreeland & Thompson, has updated his guidance for Alabama Retail Association members related to reviewing your I-9 forms and procedures.

>> Read Mike’s insights into I-9 compliance

More on this subject from Alabama Retail
Why It is Important to Use New I-9 Form Starting Jan. 22, 2017
How to Stay I-9 Compliant