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As long as the Form I-9 documentation presented was acceptable under the Form I-9 rules that were current at the time of hire, the employer may correct the version error by stapling the outdated completed form to a blank current version, and signing the current blank version noting why the current blank version is attached (wrong edition was used at time of hire). In the alternative, the employer may draft an explanation and attach it to the outdated completed Form I-9 explaining that the wrong form was filled out correctly and in good faith.

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