Form I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification

The US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) expanded their resources to include worksite immigration audits. All employers must complete a Form I-9 for all employees.

The basic I-9 or employment eligibility verification law is called IRCA (Immigration Reform and Control Act) and was enacted in 1986. It has two main requirements of employers:
1. Hire only persons authorized to work in the United States, and
2. Not discriminate on the basis of citizenship status or national origin.

Form I-9 requires employers to verify all employees’ work authorization or employment eligibility. Employers must monitor that within three days of hire every new employee must complete a Form I-9 and produce documentation that establishes both proof of their identity and proof of their eligibility to work in the US. Employers must be careful to properly complete, review, and retain a Form I-9 for each employee. The employer must be careful to retain its Forms I-9 for the period required by law. That law states that employers must retain completed Forms I-9 and documentation (paper or electronic) for all employees for 3 years after the date they hire an employee or 1 year after the date employment is terminated, whichever is later (see link for specific details).

Make sure you are in compliance with federal regulations.

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