Form I-9 is used for verifying the identity and employment authorization of individuals hired for employment in the United States. All U.S. employers must ensure proper completion of Form I-9 for each individual they hire for employment in the United States. This includes citizens and noncitizens. Both employees and employers (or authorized representatives of the employer) must complete the form. On the form, an employee must attest to his or her employment authorization. The employee must also present his or her employer with acceptable documents evidencing identity and employment authorization. The employer must examine the employment eligibility and identity document(s) an employee presents to determine whether the document(s) reasonably appear to be genuine and to relate to the employee and record the document information on the Form I-9.
U.S. law requires companies to employ only individuals who may legally work in the United States – either U.S. citizens, or foreign citizens who have the necessary authorization. This diverse workforce contributes greatly to the vibrancy and strength of our economy, but that same strength also attracts unauthorized employment.

E-Verify is an Internet-based system that allows businesses to determine the eligibility of their employees to work in the United States. E-Verify is fast, free and easy to use – and it’s the best way employers can ensure a legal workforce.

In connection with the sponsorship and employment of an H-1B worker, USDOL requires employers to make certain attestations to ensure the working conditions of similarly employed workers will not be adversely affected. These attestations are captured on a Labor Condition Application that must be certified by USDOL and signed by the employer before the employer files any petition for H-1B approval. USDOL further requires employers to post the Labor Condition Application in two conspicuous places at the actual location(s) of employment for ten consecutive working days. Alternatively, employers can post a notice that contains certain information from the Labor Condition Application, including the number of H-1B workers being sought, the occupational classification in which they are being sought, the period of employment requested, the wages to be paid, the location(s) at which the H-1B workers will be employed, and information where complaints of misrepresentation and/or noncompliance can be made.