Special Immigration Alert: Continue to Use Current Form I-9

Special Immigration Alert: H-1B Filings Update

On August 13, 2012, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services ("USCIS") announced that employers should continue to use the Form I-9 currently available on the government website until further notice. The form can be found at www.uscis.gov in the "Forms" section.

Employers must complete the Form I-9 for all newly hired employees to verify their identity and U.S. work authorization. Under the applicable rules, employers must use the Form I-9 that is currently authorized for use or else face fines or other penalties. Although the current form is authorized for use only until August 31, 2012, the government has not issued a new or replacement form. Thus, the USCIS announced that employers should continue using the current Form I-9 until further notice.

We will continue to provide updated information, as it becomes available, on this and other important developments in the immigration area.

For more information, or if you have questions regarding how this situation might affect you, your employees, or your organization, please contact one of the following members of the Immigration Law Group at Epstein Becker Green:

New York
Robert S. Groban, Jr.
212/351-4689
[email protected]

New York
Pierre Georges Bonnefil
212/351-4687
[email protected]

Newark
Patrick G. Brady
973/639-8261
[email protected]

San Francisco
Jang Im
415/398-3500
[email protected]

Houston
Greta Ravitsky
713/300-3215
[email protected]

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