Basic Overview of the I-9 Form

It is a requirement of the US Citizenship and Immigration Services that the Employment Eligibility Verification Form I9 is used by an employer to verify an employees identify, and to establish that the employee is legal allowed to work in the United States.

The requirement that all employer verify all newly-hired employees present documentation that verified the employees identify and legal authorization to work in the United states is known as The Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA) of 1986 employers

It is required that every employee who was hired after November 6, 1986 complete a I-9 Form.

Employees must complete and sign section 1 while it’s the employers responsibility to complete Section 2.  In cases where the employer can not meet directly with the employee, the employer may use an authorized agent, such as a Notary Public to complete Section to on there behalf.

In the event that an employer fails complete and retain the I-9 Form properly, the company can be fined $110 per missing item and up to $1100 per I-9 Form.  ICE has levied over $80 million in finds since 2009.

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