Starting August 22, U.S. employers will be able to complete, sign, scan and store Form I-9 electronically. A new ruling passed by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement also states that employers must complete Form I-9 within three business (not calendar) days of the date the employee is hired.

Employers must retain audit trails when Form I-9 is created, completed, updated or modified, but not each time the form is viewed. Employers may use paper, electronic systems or a combination of paper and electronic systems. Further, employers may change electronic storage systems as long as the systems meet the performance standards set forth in the rule.

For more information visit: http://www.uscis.gov/i-9