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Employment Law Q&A

Ok, we’re going to try something a little bit different today. The Integrity HR Human Resources Blog has gained quite a following lately, so we’d like to have a little fun with our readers today.

As Certified HR Consultants we have to stay on our toes to ensure that we are always adequately prepared for any HR question that is likely to come our way, and even for those that are not. We’d like to let you in on the fun today.

It’s time for a little Employment Law Q&A. See if you can answer this one.

Here’s Your Employment Law Question

“You’ve verified that a candidate is legal to be in the United States.  This is sufficient I-9 verification that they may work in the United States. True or False? Why or why not?  Be careful. The answer may surprise you.”

Make sure to back up your answer thoroughly and then check the box in the comment section to receive notifications of what others have to say.

We’re going to be weighing in ourselves on this one, so if you’re reading and you know your stuff, let’s see what you got!

PS: Unless someone answers it, we’ve got a follow up question for you after this one so be ready!

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about the author: Amy Letke

Amy Newbanks Letke, SPHR, GPHR, is the Founder of Integrity HR, Inc. Amy provides workplace solutions to improve performance, reduce liability and increase profits. She is passionate about helping other entrepreneurs and business owners achieve success.

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  • RAN

    commented on August 1, 2010 at 3:17 am

    False. In addition to employment verification, the employees must present original documents, not photocopies. The only exception is an employee may present a certified copy of a birth certificate. On the form, the employer must verify the employment eligibility and identity documents presented by the employee and record the document information on the I-9 form.

  • Carl

    commented on March 23, 2020 at 5:27 am

    I agree with Ran.

  • Dave

    commented on March 26, 2020 at 4:40 am

    Thanks Amy for clarification, such informative and useful content.