How I-9 Compliance Professionals Can Help You
i-9 compliance refers to the verification of the identity and legal eligibility to work of all paid workforce in the United States of America. This requires all employers within the United States to collect valid documentation of any newly hired employee with respect to his/her legal authorization and identity to be permitted employment. As per i-9 compliance, an employee needs to be a citizen of U.S or a national non-U.S citizen, a permanent resident by law or any foreigner authorized to work. In order to adhere to i-9 compliance an employee needs to fill up the i-9 form and submit various documents listed under the three categories: List A, List B and List C. List A consists of documents that establish both employment eligibility and identity such as a U.S passport (unexpired), a permanent resident card, an employment authorization card etc. List B includes documents that establish only identity such as an I.D card or Driver’s license, voter registration card, State or Federal I.D card etc. while List C consists of only employment eligibility based documents such as a Social security card, birth certificate issued under the U.S. State Department, U.S citizenship certificate etc. A freelancer with i-9 skills can be hired on Guru.
i-9 compliance is very crucial to the employer and the employee. i-9 form consists of 2 sections - Section 1 is to be filled by employees submitting all the authorized documents regarding their personal identity and employment eligibility while Section 2 is to be filled up by the employers within 3 days of hiring a new employee. Adherence to i-9 compliance ensures that employees are not charged steep fines and other penalties due to ineligibility of employment. Simultaneously it warns the employer against social security frauds. i-9 compliance serves as a concrete platform for the employer to acquire sensitive information regarding a newly hired employee and helps them to stay up-to-date with the changing immigration policies. It also helps in maintaining a standardized process eliminating discriminations and aids in the quick accessibility of various crucial documents regarding an individual’s identity and his work permit at any point of time. You are able to connect with and hire an i-9 specialist on Guru.