Updated Employer Handbook for I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification
April 6, 2011
The USCIS' 2011 updated Handbook for Employers provides revised instructions for completing Form I-9. Highlights include new guidance that an employee changing H-1B employers and is planning to start work while the new H-1B case is pending need not present an original Receipt Notice for I-9 completion. Note that the section on students who are working in the summer under H-1B "cap-gap" work authorization provides incorrect guidance. Students working on cap-gap relief do not actually need to present an endorsed I-20 form. Rather, continued work authorization under the "cap-gap" regulations is automatic.