New I-9 form issued by Department of Homeland Security

What do I need to know about Form I-9?

With a new Form I-9 issued, it is a good idea to review the purpose of it and the requirements as an employer.

The Form I-9 is used to help employers verify individuals who are authorized to work in the United States. A form should be completed for every employee that is hired. Employers are required to:

1.      Ensure that your employees fill out and sign Section 1 of the form when they start to work

2.      Review document(s) establishing each employee’s identity and eligibility to work

3.      Properly complete and sign Section 2 of the form

4.      Retain the Form I-9 for 3 years after the date the person begins work or 1 year after the person’s employment is terminated, whichever is later

5.      Upon request, provide Form I-9 to authorized officers of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), or the Office of Special Counsel for Immigration Related Unfair Employment Practices (OSC) for inspection.

Source: www.uscis.gov