What is a Form I-9?
Every employer in the U.S., from the smallest business to the largest multi-national employer, is required to obtain a Form I-9 on every employee to verify the individual’s identity and that they are legally authorized to work in the U.S.
This is a government requirement. If employers do not obtain, and if applicable, update the I-9 documents correctly, the employer may face steep fines, penalties and even possible criminal charges by the government.
The Form I-9 is a short document that requires the employee to provide the following information:
- Date of Birth
- Social Security Number (if you have one)
- Citizenship status
- Copies of ID in accordance with U.S. Government requirements as provided on the I-9 instructions.