Employment Verification Attorney in Cleveland
Form I-9: Employment Verification
Regardless of citizenship, all employees are asked to complete an I-9 form.
This form verifies that you are legally allowed to work within the United
States. It does not matter if you are a born U.S. citizen or currently
working in the United States on a work visa; in order to prove that you
are legally allowed to work in the U.S., you must complete an I-9. It
is not only the responsibility of the employee, but the employer as well
to ensure that this is done.
You must provide just and valid documentation that proves that you are
eligible to work in the United States. A new employer, within three days
of hire, will ask you to provide a valid photo I.D. as well as a social
security card or documentation showing that you have work verification
in the U.S. under a visa.
Every employer must provide an I-9 form to each new employee within three
days of their hire date. It is the responsibility of the employer to verify
through a social security card, photo identification, or visa that the
new-hire is eligible to work within the United States.
All completed I-9 forms must be kept by employers for at least three years
after the employee's date of hire or at least one year after the date
the employee was terminated. These forms may be stored electronically
or as hard copies, but it is imperative that they are kept in a safe place.
Failure to retain these documents can result in serious federal consequences.
For employees holding visas that allow them to work in the U.S., it is
important that they update and re-verify their eligibility to work within
this country should they have a
change of status or
extension of their visa.
E-Verify gives employers and employees the option of completing an I-9
form online. This still requires the process to be completed within three
days of the hire date.
Occasionally, I-9 audits will be performed by the Immigration and Customs
Enforcement. Unauthorized workers will ultimately be dismissed and could
be subject to
deportation and removal. Employers may face serious fines as well.
If you are an employer found guilty of hiring or maintaining employment
of a person who is not legally allowed to work in the United States, then
you may face serious fines, including up to $16,000 per worker.
Questions Regarding Your I-9? Contact Robert Brown LLC
Any questions regarding your employee responsibility or employer responsibility
for quickly and efficiently filling out and completing an I-9 can be directed to
Robert Brown LLC. With our decades of experience and dedicated legal professionals, you
can rest assured that you will receive dependable legal counsel for your
issue. We understand that retaining a business or a job is important to
you and your family, which is why we make it our priority to help you
swiftly resolve your case.
Contact our firm today to speak with a Cleveland immigration lawyer.