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How to Verify an Employee's Authorization to Work in the US Through the Form I-9 Process

Author: Christopher L. Thomas, Ogletree Deakins

In order to comply with the Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA) an employer must verify the identity of its employees and their eligibility to work in the US. As such, both the employer and the employee are required to fill out an Employment Eligibility Verification Form (Form I-9). Therefore, an employer should follow the steps below when verifying an employee's eligibility to work during the Form I-9 process.