To assist employers in completing and maintaining the I-9 form, the M-274 Handbook for Employers offers detailed guidance. Below is a sample of frequent questions and answers regarding the I-9 form.
Q: Do I need to have my independent contractors complete the I-9 form?
A: No. Since they are not employees, they do not need to complete the I-9. For more information on determining whether a worker is correctly classified as an employee or independent contractor, please contact Nextep's HR Department at email@example.com or 888-811-5150.
Q: May I specify which documents the employee must present for I-9 verification?
A: No. Employees must be allowed to choose either one valid document from List A or a combination of valid documents from Lists B and C. One exception to this is for employers who participate in E-Verify. E-Verify employers may accept any document or combination of documents, but if the employee chooses to present a List B and C combination, the List B document must have a photograph.
Q: Can I accept expired documents?
A: No, expired documents are no longer acceptable. However, you may accept Employment Authorization Documents and Permanent Resident Cards that appear to be expired on their face, but have been extended by USCIS.
For more information, download the latest version of the I-9 Handbook for Employers. You can also contact Nextep's HR Department for assistance at firstname.lastname@example.org or 888-811-5150.