The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has recently informed the Wisconsin Restaurant Association that until further notice, employers should continue using the Form I-9 currently available. This form, which is included in your HERO manual and available in Members Only on the WRA website, should continue to be used even after the OMB control number expiration date of August 31, 2012 has passed.
USCIS will provide updated information about the new version of the Form I-9 as it becomes available.
Remember, employers must complete a Form I-9 for all newly-hired employees to verify their identity and authorization to work in the United States.
On the form, the employer must examine the employment eligibility and identity document(s) an employee presents to determine whether the document(s) reasonably appears to be genuine and relates to the individual and then the employer is supposed to record the document information on the Form I-9. The list of acceptable documents can be found on the last page of the form.
Do not file Form I-9 with U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) or USCIS. Form I-9 must be kept by the employer either for three years after the date of hire or for one year after employment is terminated, whichever is later. The form must be available for inspection by authorized U.S. Government officials (e.g., Department of Homeland Security, Department of Labor, Department of Justice).
If you have questions about Form I-9, contact the Hotline Team at 800-589-3211.