U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is developing a “smart” online I-9 form to reduce user error and make the form easier to complete.
“I think they’re really missing an opportunity to really make the instructions clear, instead of putting more stuff in,” said Eileen Scofield, counsel in Alston & Bird’s Labor and Employment Group who has more than 20 years of experience in immigration law.
The process for filling out the smart online I-9 form is also unclear.
“If you do the electronic I-9, is the employee going to come and sit at the HR person’s desk and complete that form?” asked Scofield. “Because you can’t break it up in half.”