By: Bruce E. Buchanan, Sebelist Buchanan Law

On April 27, 2020, the USCIS released a new “Handbook for Employers – Guidance for Completing Form I-9” (also referred to as M-274). As you may know, the M-274 Handbook for Employers is the USCIS’s guidance on how to complete and retain the I-9 form. Additionally, this M-274 handbook discusses policy and regulatory changes since 2017.

A new M-274 handbook was necessary due to the introduction of the new I-9 form (eff. date 10/21/2019), which becomes mandatory for use for new hires on May 1, 2020. See my prior blog post on new I-9 form -