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Verify Worker Status and Eligibility

All U.S. employers, including tax-exempt organizations that hire workers, must verify the employment and identity of all employees hired to work in the United States. Both the tax-exempt organization and the employee must complete the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Employment Eligibility Verification" title="Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification">Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification.

Employers must maintain completed Forms I-9 in their files for three years after the date of hire or one year after the date employment ends, whichever is later. The form can be obtained from the USCIS offices, by calling 1-800-829-3676 or by visiting the USCIS Web site. EOs may contact the USCIS at 1-800-375-5283 for more information about employers’ responsibilities.


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Page Last Reviewed or Updated: 23-Jan-2014