This is Part V of a blog series for employers to maintain and complete Form I-9 and to avoid audit by ICE. In our previous blogs we discussed I-9 basics; which employers should collect I-9; how to fill out section 1 of Form I-9; and how to fill out section 2 of Form I-9.
In Section 3, the employer re-verifies the the employee‘s information on Form I-9. When an employee’s employment authorization or documentation expires, the employer must re-verify that the employee is still authorized to work.
Employers should complete Section 3 when:
• An employee’s employment authorization or employment authorization documentation has expired
• An employee is rehired within three years of the date the previous Form I-9 was completed
• An employee changes his or her name
Employers should not re-verify U.S. Citizens; lawful permanent residents who presented a Permanent Resident Card for Section 2; List B documents; however, employers must re-verify all other employment authorization documentation.
Check the previous post to learn how to fill out Section 2 of Form I-9.
Next week : Part VI: Steps in the ICE Audit Process
Part VII: Penalties
Part VIII: How can employers protect themselves from discrimination?
Part IX: Best Practices
Part X: Managing I-9 in Mergers and Acquisitions
Part XI: Correcting I-9
Part XII: Storing/Retaining I-9
See you in my next blog.
Nalini S Mahadevan, JD, MBA
Attorney at Law
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