The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has released a newly revised Employment Eligibility Verification form (Form I-9). Employers are required to use this form to verify the identity and employment authorization eligibility of their employees. The new Form I-9 includes new data fields for the employee’s foreign passport information, telephone number, and email addresses; improved form instructions; and a revised layout expanding the form from one page to two pages. Employers don’t need to complete the new Form I-9 for current employees if they have a properly completed Form I-9 on file, unless re-verification applies. But employers should be cautious here. Requiring unnecessary Form I-9 verifications may violate antidiscrimination laws and failing to properly complete and retain these forms may subject an employer to civil and possibly criminal penalties. Graydon Head will host a seminar on using and understanding the new Form I-9 on April 25. Look for the announcement in the coming days.