U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) released an updated version of Form I-9, the employment eligibility verification form. The June 5, 2007 edition of the form is set to expire on June 30, 2008 and is replaced by the new form dated June 16, 2008. The new version contains no substantive changes from the previous edition.
All employers are required to use Form I-9 to verify the identity and work eligibility of all new employees (including U.S. citizens) at the time they are hired. The form is not submitted to the government. Instead, employers must retain completed I-9 forms for three years after the employee's date of hire or one year after the date that employment is terminated, whichever is later. The form I-9 can be completed and stored either as hard copy or electronically.