The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Office requires all employers to verify that every employee they hire is entitled to work in the United States. This must be done by completing the federal I-9 Employment Verification Form. Your company can face significant fines and penalties for knowingly hiring illegal immigrants. Failure to document compliance can also result in penalties. Access employer handbook and forms.
Employers must also respond to the receipt of “no-match” letters from the Social Security Administration (SSA). The letter is sent when an employee’s SS number doesn’t match SSA records. Failure to respond can result in stiff fines and even criminal penalties. Read guidance on how to respond to “no-match” letters.