The US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has clarified that effective May 7, 2013 all U.S. employers must begin using the revised Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification. In March, the USCIS issued a new form and instructed employers to begin using the form, however, there was some uncertainty as to when the old form would no longer be valid. The Form I-9 is a form that is used to verify an employee's authorization to work in the United States. Section 1 of the Form I-9 must be completed by employees on the first date of hire and Section 2 must be completed by employers by the third date of hire after the employee presents documentation to verify his/her work authorization. The Form I-9 is available at: http://www.uscis.gov/files/form/i-9.pdf and the employer's handbook which provides guidance in completing the form is available at: http://www.uscis.gov/files/form/m-274.pdf We offer many services to our clients relating to the Form I-9, including internal audit assistance and staff training. Please contact us if you have any questions regarding your own Form I-9 practices and procedures.