Merger & Acquisition Immigration Support
Employers who have acquired another company or have merged with another company may choose to treat employees who are continuing their employment with the related, successor, or reorganized employer as:
- New hires, in which case employers must complete a new Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification; or
- Continuing in employment, in which case employers must obtain and maintain the previously completed Form I-9.
Employers who choose to complete a new Form I-9 may do so before the merger or acquisition takes place as long as the employer has offered the acquired employee a job, the employee has accepted the offer, and the Form I-9 is timely and properly completed.
Employers who choose to keep the previously completed Form I-9 accept responsibility for any errors or omissions on those forms. Employers should review each Form I-9 with the employee and update or reverify the employee’s information, as necessary.
Employees Hired on or before Nov. 6, 1986
Employees hired on or before Nov. 6, 1986, who are continuing in their employment are exempt from completing Form I-9.