Employers were mandated to use a revised I-9 form, beginning on February 1, 2009, per the order of the the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS). The I-9 form is the form used to verify an employee’s eligibility to work in the U.S.
USCIS has changed its mind, and has decided to delay implementation of the new I-9 form to allow time to evaluate whether it is the best approach to take. The new effective date will be April 3, 2009. USCIS has also reopened the public comment period for thirty days, so if you have an opinion about the proposed new form that you’d like USCIS to consider, you have until March 4, 2009 to do so.