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IRCA: Immigration Reform and Control Act

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in Employment Law,Human Resources

The Immigration Reform and Control Act prohibits employers from knowingly hiring, recruiting, referring, or continuing the employment of aliens who are not authorized to work in the United States because they have entered the country illegally or their immigration status does not permit employment. 

The I-9 form created under IRCA is required to be completed by employers to keep them from knowingly hiring, recruiting, referring, or continuing to employ aliens who are not authorized to work in the United States. Employers must make a reasonable effort to verify documentation used in completing the I-9 form to prove an individual's identity, as well as his/her eligibility to be employed in the United States.

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  • All public-sector and private-sector employers, regardless of size or number of employees, must verify the citizenship or employment status of new hires.

  • Employers with three or fewer employees are ex...(register to read more)

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