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The rescinded No Match regulation outlined "safe harbor" procedures to demonstrate that an employer had acted reasonably to a No Match letter, including allowing the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.
This information will be used to calculate potential civil fines, which start at $110 per I-9 form
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).