Review I-9 compliance through Uncle Sam’s eyes

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When an employee gives you a Social Security card or other document to complete the I-9 Form, how far must you go to prove that the document is genuine? A new bulletin from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service says you can accept the document if it "reasonably appears on its face" to be genuine and relates to the person who presents it. But the bulletin says you could be considered to "know" that you're hiring illegal aliens if you ignore obvious signs or if you fail to complete I-9s. To view the two-page bulletin, go to http://uscis.gov/graphics/lawsregs/

handbook/obl_103.pdf.

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