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How to Reverify an Employee's Expiring Employment Authorization on the Form I-9

Authors: Jorge R. Lopez and Sean M. McCrory, Littler

When an employee only has employment authorization for a defined period of time, in order to continue to employ that individual, employers must ensure that the employee is still authorized to work when the employee's employment authorization expires. Timely reverification is important because employers may face both civil and criminal penalties for employing an individual who lacks work authorization.

The following steps will assist an employer when reverifying an employee's work authorization.