I-9 COMPLIANCE

We offer our general business clients legal advice related to Form I-9 and E-verify compliance throughout the hiring and employment process. We also represent clients in audits and proceedings by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (“ICE”) agency.

Employers in the United States are required to employ only individuals who may legally work in the United States – either U.S. citizens, or foreign citizens who have the necessary authorization to work in the U.S. Every employer who recruits, refers for a fee, or hires an individual for employment in the United States must complete Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification. The Form I-9 helps employers verify their employee’s identity and employment authorization.

E-Verify is an Internet-based system that allows employers to determine the eligibility of their employees to work in the United States. E-verify compares information from an employee’s Form I-9 to data from U.S. Department of Homeland Security and Social Security Administration records to confirm employment eligibility.