The Form I-9 is verification of employment eligibility. US Citizenship and Immigration Services released a new version of this form on March 8, 2013. Here’s where you can download a copy of the form: http://www.uscis.gov/files/form/i-9.pdf.

The old 8/7/09 version will be accepted only until May 7, 2013.  After that date employers who fail to use the 03/08/13 version of Form I-9 may be subject to penalties.

Before a new employee can start work, employers must have a completed copy of Form I-9 including the employer’s signature. Arizona requires a mandatory eVerify check as well.

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One Response to Are You Using the New Form I-9?
  1. Good afternoon. I saw your post and knew that I HAD to conemmt. First off, GREAT JOB for being able to do both. Secondly, I am also a SAHM and business owner. I own 3 businesses and juggle daily to keep up with it all. I get questioned often about being a SAHM who owns businesses and it bothers me as well. I guess the reason that it bothers me is because of how people say it. When I talk with someone who starts a company or who owns their own company, I tend to say Congratulations! or Good for you! Follow your dreams! . When someone finds out that I own businesses and am a SAHM, the reply is more of a Um Ok ? How can you be both? reaction. What a lot of it comes down to, IMHO, is that some people would LOVE, LOVE, LOVE to be a SAHM and business owner or SAHM period and they might not be able to afford it (or have other reasons for not being a SAHM) OR they honestly don’t understand how you can care for a child(ren) while running a company. Either way, I wish that people would understand that it is more and more common for a woman to be a SAHM and be a business owner and/or work from home.~ M


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