Mo documents, mo problems

Overheard from the HRidiot: “Always ask for a driver’s lisence and birth certificate, but also about any identifying body marks, scars, and tattoos.”

Besides it being inappropriate to ask candidates about tattoos and scars, asking for too much proof of identification may appear to be discrimination.

The Immigration-Related Unfair Employment Practices, a division of the Department of Labor, recently brought forward two cases where employers requested extra documents during the I-9 process for non-U.S. citizens, while allowing native born U.S. citizens to pick which documents they provided. With fines, penalties, and settlement fees being what they are, can you afford to make such a mistake?

To learn more, read “Requesting Too Many Documents Can Be Costly” by our partners at Ogletree Deakins by clicking here.

We want it to be easy for you to understand these important rules, so let’s review the “dos and dont’s” of I-9 forms. To access the I-9 chapter from our Employment Verification – An Employer’s Guide, click here.


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