Updating i 9

07 May

So here is some information on the “who and when” of I-9 reverification. S.citizens and noncitizen nationals never need reverification, except when they terminate and are then rehired.Do not reverify the following documents: That means that the fact that someone driver’s license has expired does not negate their legal right to work.I occasionally get questions from clients on what has to be done in the reverification of documents that are used to show that someone has the legal right to work in the United States.So I figured others may have that question as well.She told me the following: For I9 purposes, the controlling document which notates work authorization is the I94 card. The passport serves as the ID portion of the I9 and is recorded in Column A.It has to be valid at time of I9 completion, but the expiration date does not need to be updated thereafter (similar to DL exp).

If the employee cannot provide you with proof of current employment authorization, you cannot continue to employ that person.

Some, but not all, documents used for the I-9 will need to be re-verified upon expiration.

Specifically, employees with temporary work authorizations will need to have their eligibility to work in the United States re-verified.

Employees with temporary work authorizations must indicate their employment authorization expiration date under Section 1 of the I-9 form, and employers will need to re-verify employment eligibility on or before that expiration date by completing either Section 3 of the I-9 form or by completing a new I-9 form.

If the employment authorization expiration date provided by your employee in Section 1 does not match the document expiration date recorded by you under List A or List C in Section 2, the earlier date should be used to determine when re-verification is necessary.