New I-9 Form & FMLA Poster

Attention all HR pros!

It’s time to start using the new I-9 form. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced March 7, 2013 that the official revised Employment Eligibility Verification Form I-9 is now available. Employers should begin using this new form immediately.

Click here for the form

Final changes to this form include

  • Adding data filed, including employee’s foreign passport information and telephone and email address
  • Improving the form’s instructions
  • Revising the layout and expanding the form from on to two pages.

Note: There is a 60-day grace period. Prior versions of the I-9 will no longer be accepted after May 7, 2013. For more information visit


New FMLA Poster and New Types of FMLA Requests

Employers are required to post a new FMLA poster as of March 8, 2013. Businesses with 50 or more employees within 75-mile radius of a worksite must display the poster with the following amendments:

  • Expanded definition of injuries and illnesses from preexisting conditions aggravated during active duty
  • Expanded exigency leave to cover employees with family members in regular armed forces
  • Clarification that the military members must be deployed to a foreign country
  • Allowance for employees who are family members of deployed service members, to take leave to care for the military member’s parent who is incapable of self-care.
  • Increased leave for employees to spend with deployed service members on short-term leave from 5-15 days
  • Allowance that medical certifications can come from health care providers who are not affiliated with the military

It may also make sense to include the poster on your company intranet. To read more click here.


For informational purposes only.