The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 created new obligations for employers.
It made every employer responsible for enforcement of some immigration laws. Failure to monitor and restrict employment to those legally allowed to work in the U.S. would subject the employer to sanctions.
The law requires all employees to complete form I-9 with supporting documents to the employer upon hire. The employer is required to verify all documentation within three days of hire. The employer is required to maintain all I-9s and supporting documents for all employees and to complete the employment verification form attesting, under penalty of perjury, that the employee produced the required documents.
To protect the foreign nationals having proper employment authorization, the Act also prohibits employers from unfair immigration related practices in hiring, recruiting, and firing people on the basis of their national origin or citizenship. Failure to comply with this law can result in severe civil (monetary) and criminal (incarceration) penalties.
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