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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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Forms I-9 may be retained on paper or electronically.
E-Verify is an internet-based system that compares information the employer enters from Forms I-9 to records available to the U.
The completed electronic form I-9 is then securely stored and accessible with the employer's other electronic Forms I-9 and, if necessary, automatically submitted to E-Verify.
cooperate with DHS and SSA in their compliance monitoring and evaluation of E-Verify, including by permitting DHS and SSA, upon reasonable notice, to review Forms I-9 and other employment records and to interview it and its employees regarding the employer's use of E-Verify, and to respond in a timely and accurate manner to DHS requests for information relating to their participation in E-Verify.
Employers who fail to properly complete, retain, (17) and/or present Forms I-9 for inspection as required by law may be subject to a civil penalty for violations ranging from $110-$1,100 per employee whose Form I-9 is not properly completed, retained, and/or presented.
Greenberg Traurig's Immigration Compliance blog addresses the latest developments affecting employers, including the E-Verify program, Form I-9 compliance, Department of Labor issues (H-1B, H-2B and LCA), identity fraud in the workplace, electronic forms I-9s, EB-5 investor regional center compliance, and ICE worksite enforcement audits.