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What is an I-9 form?

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An I-9 is an employment eligibility verification form that’s used in the US to verify the identity and employment authorization of someone hired as an employee. The form is required by federal law.

What is an I-9 interview?

Employers sometimes use an I-9 interview to verify the information in an I-9 form. The goal is to ensure that the employer has filled out the form correctly and to resolve any related issues.

How many parts are in an I-9 form?

An I-9 form has several different sections. The three main sections include the following:

Employee Information Section – contains the employee’s legal name, address, date of birth, social security number, and citizenship status.

Employer Review Section – completed by the employer; verifies the documents presented by the employee to establish their identity and employment eligibility. Employers must examine these documents within three days of the employee’s start date.

List of Acceptable Documents Section – contains the list of documents used to confirm the employee’s identity. These documents are divided into two categories – those that establish identity only, and those that establish both identity and employment eligibility.

Managing employment eligibility forms for a global workforce

While employment eligibility verification forms like I-9 aren’t directly related to payment processing and payroll, they’re crucial for companies’ compliance with local regulations and laws.

A global payroll solution with local in-country expertise can help manage these forms by offering country-level knowledge and expertise.

Additionally, they can create a secure and efficient way of managing these forms, as well as verifying their authenticity.

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