Employment Eligibility Form

Posted on November 19, 2014 in Employee Issues

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As you may have heard, there’s a lot of hand-wringing going on in Congress and the courts about how to deal with illegal immigration. Your responsibility, as an employer, is to make sure that you get some form of verification from your employees that they are legally allowed to work in the United States. (Note, some students come into the country legally on student visas, but those visas often do not permit them to work and earn money in the U.S.)

How do you do that? Make sure that all your employees, as a condition of being hired, fill out Employment Eligibility Verification Form I-9, available online for free, and provide the necessary identification documents. U.S. passports, driver’s licenses and Social Security cards are all valid forms. The I-9 Form provides instructions and a table of ID types, so there’s no guesswork on your part about the kind of ID you need to see.

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