I-9 Form: Verifying Eligibility

This section explains how to comply with immigration and naturalization laws and how to avoid related liabilities, such as discrimination and harassment claims. Federal immigration and naturalization laws impose complex compliance requirements on every employer, regardless of size. These laws require you to institute procedures for verifying that an individual is authorized to work in the United States. They also establish civil and criminal penalties for knowingly hiring, referring, recruiting or retaining in employment unauthorized employees when they’re identified.