One-minute message sent to radio stations throughout the state

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 15, 2017
Contact: Karen Harned, Executive Director, NFIB Small Business Legal Center, 202-314-2061, [email protected]; Beth Milito, Senior Executive Council, NFIB Small Business Legal Center, 202-406-4443, [email protected]

Attention—Radio News Editors. The following 1-minute, public service announcement was issued by the National Federation of Independent Business, the nation’s largest small-business advocacy association.
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BUSINESS OWNERS BEWARE—IMPORTANT SEPTEMBER 18 DEADLINE APPROACHES.

A PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT FROM THE NATIONAL FEDERATION OF INDEPENDENT BUSINESS.

EVERY BUSINESS OWNER MUST START USING THE NEW VERSION OF FORM I-9 ON OR BEFORE SEPTEMBER 18.

THE FORM IS REQUIRED BY THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO VERIFY EMPLOYMENT ELIGIBILITY FOR CITIZENS AND NON-CITIZENS ALIKE.

THERE ARE NO EXCEPTIONS—BUSINESSES BIG AND SMALL MUST COMPLY.

THE NEW FORM I-9 SHOULD BE COMPLETED FOR ALL ACTIVE EMPLOYEES HIRED AFTER NOVEMBER 6, 1986, AND RETAINED FOR FORMER EMPLOYEES.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THIS MANDATORY REQUIREMENT, AND TO DOWNLOAD THE FORM, VISIT THE WEBSITE OF THE U.S. CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION SERVICES AT WWW.USCIS.GOV/I-9.

THAT’S WWW-DOT-US-CIS-DOT-GOV-SLASH-I-9.

FAILURE TO COMPLY BY THE SEPTEMBER 18, 2017, DEADLINE CAN RESULT IN SIGNIFICANT FINES.

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For more than 70 years, the National Federation of Independent Business has been the Voice of Small Business, taking the message from Main Street to the halls of Congress and all 50 state legislatures. NFIB annually surveys its members on state and federal issues vital to their survival as America’s economic engine and biggest creator of jobs. NFIB’s educational mission is to remind policymakers that small businesses are not smaller versions of bigger businesses; they have very different challenges and priorities.

National Federation of Independent Business
1201 F Street, Suite 200
Washington, D.C. 20004
202-554-9000
www.nfib.com
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