All U.S. employers must complete and retain Forms I-9 for every person they hire for employment on or after Nov. 6, 1986, in the United States, as long as the person works for pay or any other type of compensation. Failure to complete and retain Form I-9 for every employee can result in fines and penalties. At Richards & Kruger we advise on the proper completion and retention of Form I-9 and assist employers who are subject to Form I-9 audits and fines.
Who is Subject to Verification?
- All employees hired after November 6, 1998, and still employed on June 1, 1987
- All employees who left employment and are rehired must be reverified by completing a new I-9, if rehired more than three years after the original hire date.
Who is Not Subject to Verification?
- Casual hires
- Employees of independent contractors
- B-1 domestic servants
- B-1 trainees on short term training programs
- Employees hired before November 7, 1986, unless the employment is not continuous.
If you are an employer with questions about the employment eligibility verification program, have questions about hiring a foreign worker, or need an audit of your current system, we can help.