Every employer must verify that the person it intends to hire is authorized to work in the United States, regardless of their nationality or whether the person is a citizen or non-citizen. To do this, effective November 6, 1986, every new employee must complete the Form I-9. Section 1 must be completed before or on the first day of employment, while Section 2 must be completed within three business days of the date of hire. The form I-9 is regularly updated, so be sure that you are completing the most recent form available for each new hire.
The current I-9 form and instructions may be accessed from the website of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services at:
Employers cannot specify which document(s) the new employee should present from the list of acceptable documents. Employees can present any List A document, which are sufficient to establish both identity and employment eligibility. Alternatively, a new employee may submit a combination of List B and List C documents. List B documents establish identity and List C documents are sufficient to establish employment eligibility.
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