The current version of Employment Eligibility Verification Form I-9 (http://www.uscis.gov/files/form/i-9.pdf), which all employers must use when on-boarding new hires, expired on 8/31/2012.
USCIS announced a proposed new form for public comment on March 27, 2012 (http://tinyurl.com/aogxuy2), but after receiving thousands of comments and calls from stakeholders to extend the comment period, the expiration date passed with no final form release. As a temporary fix, USCIS advises on their I-9 Central overview page that “until further notice, employers should continue to use the currently available form [even after expiration]…” (http://tinyurl.com/c96fsr).
At long last, the release of the new version of the form is reportedly imminent, but with no concrete release date yet. The Jackson Lewis Immigration Group is closely monitoring the situation, and we are developing a webinar that will be finalized once the form has been released. Please stand by for additional details and the webinar announcement.