Nuts-and-Bolts: I-9 Compliance Updates

Filling out the Form I-9 is a standard part of the hiring process, a way of verifying the identity and employment authorization for employees who are hired to work in the United States (both citizens and non citizens). Every employer in the U.S. is required to ensure that I-9 forms are properly and accurately completed by the employee, and that the employer section is filled out as well. I-9 forms are to be stored in a location separate from employee personnel files, and retained for a period of three years after the date of hire, or one year after termination, whichever is longer, and made accessible for inspection by authorized government officials, in the event of an audit.  (more…)