Update on Required Employment Forms

Couzens-Lansky-LawrenceNew I-9 Form

As of January 22, 2017, employers must use the new updated Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification.  An I-9 form must be completed for each new employee of a company in order to document the employee’s identity and work authorization.  The new I-9 is a “smart” form which contains pop up information and has error-checking capabilities.  The new form also has a dedicated area for including additional information.  While the form can be completed electronically, the form must still be printed and physically signed by the employer and the employee.  The form does not have to be filed, but should be maintained in the employee’s personnel file. Employers can access the updated form by clicking here.

State of Michigan New Hire Reporting Form

Many employers are not aware of a requirement under the Federal Welfare Reform Act to report all newly hired, rehired or returning to work employees to the State of Michigan.  Employers must submit a New Hire Reporting Form (Department of Treasury form 3281) to the Michigan New Hire Operations Center within 20 days of the hiring or return to work event.  The form may be filed by mail or electronically and may be found by clicking here.

Please Email Employment Attorney David A. Lawrence, for questions regarding these employment forms or any other employment and business matters.