Those handling HR have a myriad of regulations, actions, and forms they need to keep abreast of in order to stay in compliance. We want to remind you that effective January 22, 2017, there is an updated I-9 form that you must use with each new hire. Failure to use the new form can result in penalties.
As you know, the form is required to be completed within the first three days of the hiring of an employee. Required documents must be submitted and certified to demonstrate that the employee is eligible to work in the United States. The new form does not change the required documentation, but does have some updated fields and instructions.
The new version of the I-9 form can be found at this link: https://www.uscis.gov/i-9. The form is fillable online, although it must still be printed and signed by the employee and employer, unless you are using an electronic I-9 vendor. The form contains many more instructions, which are hopefully helpful to the HR professional and employee.
If you would like more information about this or other issues to keep your nonprofit in compliance, contact us. Our team of experts is ready to partner with your organization to help you ensure you are up-to-speed.