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The I-9 Form
In 1986, the Immigration Reform and Control Act was enacted, and it became a requirement to verify the eligibility of all newly hired employees to work in the U.S. The Employment Eligibility Verification Form or I-9 became the vehicle for doing that.
An Employee Must Do The Following On The I-9 Form:
√ Verify that they work for the employer.
√ Present documents that verify their identity and eligibility to work in the U.S.
An Employer Must:
√ Review the documents presented by the employee and determine their authenticity.
√ Record information from documents on the form.
√ Make I-9 forms available in the event of an I-9 compliance audit in Tampa, FL.
Filling Out The I-9 Form
The employee fills out the first part of the I-9 form and provides documentation verifying his or her eligibility. The employer provides instructions for filling out the form and a list of identifying documents that the employee can choose to present.
The employer will fill out the second part of the I-9 form with the employee’s identifying information and information from the documents he or she provided. The employer must review the documents to determine their authenticity. It’s important to note that an employer has three days from the start of the worker’s employment to complete this form.
Disclaimer: The information contained in this article is for general educational information only. This information does not constitute legal advice, is not intended to constitute legal advice, nor should it be relied upon as legal advice for your specific factual pattern or situation.