By Michael L.  Jackson


New I-9 Employment Verification Form Issued

Form I-9 is the form employers must use to verify employment eligibility of employees. A new version of the I-9 form was published on January 31, 2020. That new version of the I-9 form has a revision date on it of 10/21/2019 because that is when it was proposed. It can be used immediately, and the best practice is to begin using it now. But it must be used after April 30, 2020. It is best for employers to use the most current Form I-9 available, but you may continue using the previous Form I-9 (which has a revision date of 7/17/2017 in the bottom left corner) through April 30, 2020.

Here is a webpage with links to the new version of the form and instructions:


Links to new form:

  • Form fillable PDF version of I-9:

  • Form for printing and filling out by hand:


In addition to the I-9 form, employers in Alabama must also continue to use the E-Verify system for all new hires.


If you have any questions about completing the new I-9 form, or about any other employment issues, please contact Michael L. Jackson at (205) 874-0315 or visit us at