Verify an Employee's Eligibility for Employment During the Form I-9 Process
- Employers are required to verify an employee's identity and ability to work in the United States. Therefore, employers must complete and retain an Employment Eligibility Verification, Form I-9 (Form I-9) for each employee hired.
- In addition to completing the Form I-9, employees must provide certain documentation to the employer verifying their identity and employment status. However, employers are not permitted to request specific documents from the employee.
- If an employer fails to verify an employee's eligibility for employment it could be subject to various penalties. Therefore, employers should be proactive and develop a compliance program, which can be accomplished by enrolling in E-Verify.