Why you should not put I-9’s in employee personnel files

You should not put I-9 forms within an employee’s personnel file. You will get Form I-9s from the United States Citizen and Immigration Services (USCIS). These forms are used for all employees to verify that you have checked their eligibility to be employed within the United States.

Instead of keeping the I-9 Forms in separate personnel files, you should keep all of these forms within a separate folder for the USCIS. The government maintains the right to inspect these forms. If the government does come to inspect the Form I-9s, you do not want the government seeing the other documents contained within your personnel files. This would not only jeopardize the privacy of your employees, but it could also open your company up to further investigation on other grounds.

via: findlaw.com

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