What is I-9 ?
Form I-9 is an Employment Eligibility Verification document that was created by the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) in response to the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (IRCA). The purpose of the form is to document that each new employee (both citizen and non-citizen) hired after November 6, 1986 is authorized to work in the United States.
Who Has To Have It?
All full and part-time employees hired by any U. S. employer after November 6, 1986.
Who is Exempt?
- Employees hired on or before November 6, 1986 and continuously employed by the same employer
- Individuals performing casual employment who provide domestic service in a private home that is sporadic, irregular or intermittent.
- Workers provided to employers by individuals or entities providing contract services, such as temporary agencies (in such cases, the contracting party is the employer for I-9 purposes)
(Within 3 days of the employee’s first day of employment)
- Ensure that the new employee completes Section I of the I-9 form by the end of the first day of employment, as well as complete Section II of the I-9 form within 3 days of the first day of employment.
- The employer must review the original documents, complete Section II of the I-9 Form and sign & date.