FORM I-9 GLITCH MAY REQUIRE YOUR REVIEW
Attention Nevada Employers!
If you downloaded and used the new Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, between November 14, 2016 and November 17, 2016, you will want to review the forms to ensure your employees’ Social Security numbers appear accurately in Section 1.
There was a glitch when the revised Form I-9 was first published. Numbers entered in the Social Security number field were transposed when employees completed and printed Section 1 using a computer. Example: the number 123-45-6789 would appear as 123-34-6789 once the form was printed. Employers using a Form I-9 that contains this glitch should download and save a new Form I-9 at uscis.gov/I-9.
Employers who notice their employees’ Social Security numbers are not written correctly should have their employees draw a line through the transposed Social Security Number in Section 1, enter the correct Social Security number, and then initial and date the change. Employers should include a written explanation with Form I-9 about why the correction was made in the event of an audit.
Any Form I-9 downloaded on November 17, 2016 or after does not contain this glitch. USCIS immediately repaired and reposted the form on November 17, 2016.
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