Immigration Reform and Control Act

Set Text Size SmallSet Text Size MediumSet Text Size LargeSet Text Size X-Large
Share
Updated: 4/11/2007 11:26 am
The Immigration Reform and Control Act, which makes it unlawful for companies to hire individuals who are not legally authorized to work in the United States, requires employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all new employees using the Immigration and Naturalization Form I-9. Employers must have employees and prospective employees fill out their part of the Form I-9 (eye-nine) when they start to work or within three days of the hiring date. Employees will be required to show some form of identification when completing the form as well as proof of eligibility to work. A driver's license and a Social Security card are the most common accepted documents employees can use to verify these requirements. A U.S. passport can be used to verify both identity and eligibility. Employers should check the I-9 form for completeness and inspect the employee's documents establishing the employee's identity and eligibility to work, noting the employee's document ID (I-D) number and expiration date. Once completed, the form is not sent to the government, but must be kept in the employee's file for at least three years or one year after the employee leaves, whichever is longer. I-9 forms must be available for inspection, copying, and transcription by representatives of the Immigration and Naturalization Service upon request. Under federal law, failure to provide the appropriate documentation of employment eligibility could lead to termination of employment. Employers may also be subject to civil and criminal penalties for failure to comply with provisions of the law.
Share
Most Popular
Lexington PD: Man Goes to Meet Woman, Gets Robbed Instead
A Frankfort man was hoping to meet up a woman he had met online early Saturday morning, but officials said when he got to their meeting spot, he was robbed.
Car Flips After Collision In Downtown Lexington
A car ended up on its top Sunday afternoon in downtown Lexington. And investigators said they were getting different reports about how it happened. Video Video
Police: Gun Fired Outside Lexington Waffle House
Lexington Police were called to a Waffle House restaurant after reports of gunfire. Officers said it happened around 3:00 a.m. Sunday on Redding Road off of Tates Cre
UPDATE: New Details In Shooting On Hollow Creek Road
There were new details released after a shooting that police said left a bullet lodged in a Lexington home.
Deputies: Drugs, Cash & Guns Found In Frankfort Home
A Frankfort man was arrested after deputies say he was caught with drugs, cash and several loaded guns.
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.

WTVQ.com supports children's privacy rights. All persons under the age of 13 MUST have parental permission to use this website and direct parental supervision is strongly recommended.