The I-9 form is used to verify the identity and employment authorization of individuals hired for employment in the United States. The form must be completed by all US employers for every individual that they hire domestically. Both employees and employers are required to accurately complete the form. Failure to do so, or do so properly can result in an audit and/or fine.
As a staffing agency, it's important to understand the basics of the Form I-9. Do all new hires require a Form I-9? When should the form be completed and how long do we need to store completed forms? When it comes to employment eligibility for staffing agencies, there are many questions to be answered.
Have you ever wondered what an I-9 Notice of Inspection (NOI) from U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) looks like?
We created a helpful sample NOI compiled from a number of real notices received by Tracker clients over the past several years.
ICE has issued an unprecedented number of I-9 audits over the last three weeks, totaling 3,282 NOI’s to employers across the country. The recent wave of audits target hospitality, agriculture, food processing, health care, landscaping and construction industries. It is anticipated that thousands more audits will be issued in the coming weeks.
The Form I-9 is a federally mandated, two-page document used for verifying the identity and employment authorization of individuals hired for employment within the United States. Every employer is responsible for ensuring proper completion of the Form I-9 for all individuals hired for employment in the U.S. Once completed, employers must retain these forms for a designated period of time for the purpose of future inspections sanctioned by the U.S. government.