DES MOINES, IOWA — September 12, 2017 — BirdDogHR™, the leader in talent management solutions for the construction, engineering and skilled trades industries, has successfully released the latest updates to the Form I-9 ahead of schedule. These new enhancements are the most recent in a series of regulatory changes implemented by BirdDogHR to ensure customers always have peace of mind and remain compliant.
On July 17 of this year the United States government released a revised Form I-9 (Employment Eligibility Verification) and is requiring all employers to transition to the new form by September 17, 2017. This form was released by the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) which is a component of the United States Department of Homeland Security. BirdDogHR made these updates available to customers Thursday, September 7 in the BirdDogHR Onboarding module, giving customers ample time to complete the transition.
“Keeping our customers compliant is a top priority at BirdDogHR. Releasing the revised form early and ahead of our competitors is something we strove to achieve,” said Chris Lennon, VP of Product at BirdDogHR. In accordance with all updates, BirdDogHR customers were informed of the change through the customer community and release notes.
Released in Summer 2016, BirdDogHR Onboarding is a powerful, cost saving tool used by BirdDogHR customers to pre-board new hires and ensure all paperwork is completed on-time and in accordance with company policies and government regulations.
BirdDogHR is committed to staying on top of changes in state and federal W4 forms along with the following most recent Form I-9 changes.
From the USCIS, the following is a high-level explanation of the changes made to the Form I-9:
- Minor changes made to wording within form instructions, including an update to the name of the Office of Special Counsel for Immigration-Related Unfair Employment Practices
- List of Acceptable Documents - List C now includes Form FS-240
- Report of birth certifications have been combined into one selection (List C)
- List C documents have been renumbered