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I-9

A form that an employer must file with the U.S. federal government to verify that an employee is eligible to work in the United States. The employee fills out a portion of the form and the employer completes and files it. The form states that the employee has shown appropriate identification and documentation proving his/her legal ability to work. Employers have been required to file the I-9 form since 1986.
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She also advises employers on proper I-9 form compliance and the use of the federal E-Verify employment authorization program.
present proper identification, fill out an I-9 form, and, in some cases, be re-verified using the E-Verify system.
The deceptively simple I-9 form can create liability for employers ranging from $110 to $1100 per form for uncorrected technical violations and increased fines for substantive violations on the forms.
The rescinded No Match regulation outlined "safe harbor" procedures to demonstrate that an employer had acted reasonably to a No Match letter, including allowing the employee 90 days within which to resolve the discrepancy and completing a new I-9 form with updated documents.
Every uncorrected I-9 form carries a penalty of $110 to $1,100, which can add up quickly.
The I-9 Form is used to confirm an employee's identity and employment eligibility.
Type of documentation provided for the I-9 form [the paper-based eligibility verification form used for all new hires)
After 90 days, if the problem still has not been resolved, the employer has three days to submit a new I-9 form, and the employee must provide a photograph to establish identity.
The employer, as a best practice, cannot insist that the employee provide any particular documents to verify identity and employment eligibility; rather, it should accept any of the documents listed as "acceptable" on the I-9 form.
Employers will still need to complete the I-9 form as much as possible but should note at this time that the documentation normally required is not available due to the events involving Hurricane Katrina.
We ask them to fill out and sign an I-9 form from the United States Department of Justice (Naturalization & Immigration Service).