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Form I-9 Definition

August 31, 2017

Mike Kappel

Term Definition
Form I-9 is required to confirm the identity of a new employee and eligibility for employment in the United States according to the USCIS (United States Citizenship and Immigration Services).

Extended Definition
Effective in 1986, employers are required to complete a Form I-9 within the first three days of employment. Fines are imposed if this requirement is not met. Specific documents must be provided by new employees to confirm their identities (e.g., passport, driver’s license, birth certificate, etc.).
See the USCIS website for more information about the Employment Eligibility Verification form (Form I-9).

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