Complete the Form I-9 for New Hires
When to Use This Flowchart
Use the Complete the Form I-9 for New Hires to determine the identity and work authorization of a new hire with the Form I-9.
It is unlawful for an employer to hire anyone for employment in the US without first having a completed the Form I-9 and examining an employee's documents establishing his or her identity and authorization to work. If an employer does not comply with the Form I-9 process it could be exposed to serious civil and potentially criminal penalties.
This flowchart is valuable to an employer to ensure that its employees are authorized to work in the US. Following this procedure will enable employers to properly complete the Form I-9 in a legally compliant manner. It will also help employers avoid the risk of an enforcement action, as well as discrimination claims for an immigration-related unfair employment practice.
- Provide employee with the Form I-9.
- Employee completes Section 1 of the Form I-9.
- Complete the appropriate section of the Form I-9.
- Retain the Form I-9.