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.