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Paperwork Is Never Done

Over my seventy-two (72) years of life, there are a number of constants that have existed. One of them is “no job is complete until the paperwork is done”. This is certainly true with the United States Government and its numerous forms (i.e. new EEOC Forms; new OSHA Forms, etc.).

Effective as of September 18, 2017, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service has implemented a revised Form I-9 – Employment Eligibility Verification – that must be used by Employers as of that date. Prior to September 18, 2017 (i.e. through September 17, 2017), the old Form I-9 or the new Form I-9 may be used, but after that date (i.e. September 18, 2017), only the new I-9 Form can be used. You will note that the new I-9 Form is effective through August 31, 2019. This new I-9 Form is available on our website here.

While the changes on the new Form are miniscule (i.e. adding Form FS-240 Consular of Birth Abroad to the list of acceptable documents in List C), it is important that Human Resources Personnel and other individuals charged with the processing and maintenance of the Form I-9 familiarize themselves with this new document and put it into operation as of September 18, 2017.

Questions? Contact Attorney Walter Liszka in our Chicago office at (312) 629-9300 or by email at

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