By law, all employers (public and private), must obtain from each employee a completed Form 1-9 no later than the first day of employment.  The employer is required to physically examine documentation provided by the employee which establishes the employee’s identity and employment authorization.  The employer must complete the employer’s portion of Form 1-9 no later than the third day after employment commences.

A new Form I-9 has been issued by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services be used by May 7, 2013.  A copy of the new form could be found at  The new form need only be used for new employees; if the employer has a properly completed Form I-9 on file, a new form is not required.

For questions about any business matters, contact Craig A. Ciechanowski, Esq. or one of the business attorneys at Doherty, Ciechanowski, Dugan & Cannon, P.C.