Advocates’ Quick Guide to the Handbook for Employers

Advocates’ Quick Guide to the Handbook for Employers

FEBRUARY 2010

United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) publishes the Handbook for Employers: Instructions for Completing Form I-9 to provide guidance to employers on the I-9 employment eligibility verification process, including how to properly fill out Form I-9 and reverify an employee’s work authorization. The handbook is also known as the “M-274 Handbook.” USCIS revised the handbook in July 2009.

Oftentimes, employers do not know or understand their legal responsibilities when verifying or reverifying the employment eligibility of their employees. The handbook provides accessible answers to many of the questions advocates encounter when helping immigrant workers. It also can be used as an advocacy tool to demonstrate to employers their responsibilities when verifying or reverifying employees’ employment eligibility.

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