All employers now have ability to confirm I-9 documents online

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The federal government extended a pilot program to all 50 states that will let you go online to check the authenticity of new hires' work authorization documents, such as Social Security cards and green cards. The pilot program was originally established in six states.

Employers must review such documents to complete I-9 Forms for each new hire. The Web-based system lets you tap into the Social Security Administration and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) databases to confirm the person's authorization to work in the United States.

The program is free and voluntary to employers. For details, go to

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