Employer I-9 Compliance in San Jose
Providing Assistance with Auditing & E-Verify Matters
I-9 verification is a federally mandated process used to verify the identity
and employment authorization of individuals hired for employment in the
United States. The law governing the I-9 compliance, commonly known as
the employer sanction law, was added by the Immigration Reform and Control
Act of 1986 (IRCA) and can be found in Section 274A of the Immigration
and Nationality Act (INA). The San Jose immigration attorney and team
at Verma Law Firm have
more than 20 years of experience in the field, and we are here to assist you.
The purpose of the employer sanction law is to eliminate the incentive
of illegal immigration by requiring employers to hire only individuals
who can legally work in the United States. Form I-9 is used to verify
an individual’s eligibility to work 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, including U.S. citizens
Understanding the Rules of Employer Compliance
The employee must complete Section 1 of Form I-9 by the first day of employment.
From there, the employers must complete Section 2 and examine identity
and employment authorization documents Lists of Acceptable Documents within
three business days of the commencement of employment.
The employers must physically examine:
- One document from List A (documents that establish both identity and employment
- One document from List C (documents that establish employment authorization).
If List A documents are unavailable, the employers must physically examine
a combination of one document from List B (documents that establish identity).
The step-by-step instruction on filling out a Form I-9 can be found on
USCIS website at
http://www.uscis.gov/i-9. USCIS has also published an article about common mistakes in completing
Form I-9 and how to avoid them. The article can be found
here for your convenience.
I-9 Services Provided by Verma Law Firm
Ensuring diligent compliance with I-9 verification is critical, as an employer
can be fined, sanctioned, or even criminally prosecuted for knowingly
or unknowingly hiring a foreign worker who is not authorized for employment.
Verma LAW FIRM offers the following I-9 verification services to ensure
diligent corporate compliance with employment eligibility verification
I-9 Authorized Agent
- If you are a non-Bay Area employer looking to hire an employee and require
someone local to execute the I-9 in place of the employer, Verma LAW FIRM
can act as an Authorized Representative for I-9 purposes for your company.
I-9 Consulting and Audits
- For convenient access to I-9 compliance attorneys for I-9 specific questions,
assistance with developing or improving corporate I-9 policies, or advice
on I-9 verification of foreign national employees, you may contact the
Verma LAW FIRM. Our I-9 audit service will include a thorough review of
all of your company’s Forms I-9 to ensure compliance with applicable
laws and regulations. Verma LAW FIRM also offers onsite I-9 training seminars
I-9 Onsite Services
- A Verma LAW FIRM I-9 compliance specialist can also visit your office upon
request to complete I-9’s for your new hires, re-verify foreign
national employees, and serve as the employer point of contact for all
I-9 questions or concerns.
If you need assistance or more information relating to the I-9 process,
please contact us at (408) 560-4622 to set up a