Human Resource & Labor News
www.agc.orgMay 17, 2011 / Issue No. 3-11
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On the Inside
EEO & Affirmative Action
The OFCCP Proposes to Increase the Obligations of Direct Federal Contractors and Subcontractors Regarding Veterans
AGC Provides Training to Federal Construction Contractors on OFCCP Affirmative Action Requirements
Enforcement
Employment Law Enforcement Efforts Focus on Inter- and Intra-Agency Collaboration
Immigration
Social Security Administration Resumes Sending No-Match Letters
New Website Provides Form I-9 Guidance to Employers and Employees; AGC Conference to Offer Session on I-9 Documents
DHS Publishes Final Rule on Form I-9; No Additional Amendments to Current Form
Labor
NLRB Sets New Standard for Contractors’ Employees to Distribute Pro-Union Handbills on Customer’s Property
Benefits
AGC, Construction Coalition Continue Promising Efforts to Collaborate with FASB on Multiemployer Disclosure
Professional Development
Registration Open for 10th Annual HR Professionals Conference
Department of Labor Schedules Latest Prevailing Wage Conferences
Construction Labor Law Developments Covered at AGC's Annual Symposium
DHS Publishes Final Rule on Form I-9; No Additional Amendments to Current Form
 

On April 14, 2011, the Department of Homeland Security's U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced a final rule that adopts, without changes, a 2009 interim rule that changed Form I-9, the Employment Eligibility Verification form.

As a result of the interim rule, beginning on February 2, 2009, employers were required to use the new form to verify all new hires and to reverify any employee with expiring employment authorization.

There were several key changes made to the Form I-9 by the interim rule that have now been adopted by the final rule.   Employers are no longer permitted to accept expired documents, including an expired U.S. Passport, as documentation to prove identity and employment eligibility.  The rule also added a new document to the list of acceptable documents that evidenced both identity and employment authorization, and it made several technical corrections and updates.

A current version of Form I-9 can be found on the USCIS website.
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