I-9 Compliance Form
Let's Review the Basics
With the passage of the Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA) in 1986, employers in the U.S. are required to hire only authorized workers. Employers must document their employees’ identity and work eligibility on the Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, at the time of hire. Violations of immigration law can expose employers to possible civil and criminal penalties. Poor employment eligibility verification practices may also lead employers to the inadvertent hiring of unauthorized workers.