Posted by Kiyanin on March 13, 2002 at 22:42:23:
In Reply to: Re: Employment and visa status... posted by Tatiana B. Durbak on March 13, 2002 at 21:21:10:
"MUST AN EMPLOYER VERIFY THE CITIZENSHIP OR RIGHT TO WORK OF EMPLOYEES?
Yes, the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1990 requires employers to ask employees to present certain original documents to establish their identity and employment eligibility within 3 business days of the date their employment begins, and to verify on INS Form I-9 that they are eligible to be employed in the U.S. (If the person is being hired for 3 or fewer days this must be done immediately when starting work.)
Employers are responsible for examining the acceptable original documents. (The only exception is a certified copy of a birth certificate.) However an employer may not ask for more documents than is reasonable as that sometimes is a pretext for illegal discrimination"
: : Dear Ladies and Gentlemen,
: : I am an employer. I suspect that some of the employees I hires 4 mos. ago are out of status now. The reason for that is I am not sure if they applied for extension of their visas.
: : I would like to know what the penalty is for having on the payroll an illegal immigrant. Do I have to ask prospective employees to show a Green Card or current visas at the time of hiring? The way I did was I just asked them to fill out application forms (they filled SS# graphs).
: : Thank you!
: : Alex
: Alex --
: I'm curious. Do you get information about your tax obligations from message boards like this one?
: The best way to get into trouble with the Department of Labor and with the INS is to depend on advice from non-professionals. Get yourself a lawyer who specializes in business immigration law.
: Tatiana Durbak
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