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Form I-9 Webinar on Demand
This video will walk you through the necessary steps in completing an I-9 form for your employee.
Form I-9 is used for verifying the identity and employment authorization of individuals hired for employment in the United States. All U.S. employers must ensure proper completion of Form I-9 for each individual they hire for employment in the United States within the first three days of employment. This includes citizens and noncitizens. Both employees and employers (or authorized representatives of the employer) must complete the form. On the form, an employee must attest to his or her employment authorization. The employee must also present his or her employer with acceptable documents evidencing identity and employment authorization. The employer must examine the employment eligibility and identity document(s) an employee presents to determine whether the document(s) reasonably appear to be genuine and to relate to the employee and record the document information on the Form I-9. The list of acceptable documents can be found on the last page of the form. Employers must retain Form I-9 for a designated period and make it available for inspection by authorized government officers. NOTE: State agencies may use Form I-9. Also, some agricultural recruiters and referrers for a fee may be required to use Form I-9.
Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification - Section Two
U.S. employers must complete Section Two of the Form I-9 for everyone hired. It is the most commonly misunderstood section and one that can easily rack up significant fines if incorrect.
Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification - Section Three
Sometimes employers must complete Section Three of the Form I-9 because they are recertifying or rehiring an employee.