I-9 Supporting Documents: To Copy or Not to Copy?

Under federal law, employers must verify the identity and employment authorization of each person they hire to perform work in the United States and complete and retain a Form I-9,Employment Eligibility Verification. As part of the Form I-9 process, new hires must present original identity and work authorization documents to their employer to prove that they are authorized to work in the U.S. The employer must record the document information, sign the form, and return the document(s) to the employee.