Under federal law, it’s illegal for a U.S. employer to employ a person who’s not authorized to work in the U.S. This is why every employee has to sign IRS form I-9, the “employment eligibility verification.” Part of the form requires new hires to present documents such as a driver’s license or passport to demonstrate identity and work authorization.
What happens when an employer thinks those documents might be fabricated? For example, what if a person doesn’t resemble their driver’s license photo? Many employers aren’t sure whether they should assume the […]