The U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Service (USCIS) of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has issued a new Form I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification and instructions, which go into effect Jan. 22, 2017. (Note: The link provided here is a fillable PDF)
Both employers and employees are responsible for completing their respective sections of Form I-9. Under the provisions of federal law, employers must complete Form I-9 to document verification of the identify and employment authorization of each new employee, citizens and non-citizens, hired after Nov. 6, 1986, to work in the United States. A paper version of the new Form I-9 is available here. (This version is unfillable and must be printed for completion on paper only.)
New Form I-9
The term employers refers to all employers, including those recruiters and referrers for a fee. An employee refers to anyone who performs labor or services of any kind in the United States for an employer in return for wages or other remuneration.
The term employee does not include anyone who does not receive any form or remuneration (such as volunteers), independent contractors or those engaged in certain casual domestic employment.
An employee must present to his/her employer within three business days of starting work for pay, documentation that establishes their identify and employment authorization. Questions regarding employment authorization eligibility can be obtained from the Handbook for Employers: Guidance for Completing Form I-9 (M-274). Specific instructions related to completion of Form I-9 can be found here.
Starting 1/22/2017, USCIS only will accept the 11/14/16 (new) edition of Form I-9. Until then, you can continue to use the 03/08/13 edition, or you can use the new edition if you wish. The edition date is located at the bottom of the page of the I-9 form and related instructions.