Form I-9

Make form I-9 an online form

Let's make Form I-9 an online form (Section 1, at least). When matched with E-Verify, the paper form seems redundant and inefficient.

 

There's too much data entry. The employee has to fill out the form, and the employer has to reenter the information into E-Verify. Let's cut out the middle man.

 

Here's what I suggest:

 

Make Section 1 available online.

 

1. The employer gives the employee a link to the form, and s/he fills out the name, DOB, SSN, and List A, or B and C data (with option for attachments for scanned documents).

 

2. This information is sent to the employer

 

3. The employer enters in the hire date (section 2 information)

 

4. E-Verify provides the case details (and maybe generates an electronic I-9 with entered information).

 

All of this could be done with ease on a smartphone or tablet, too. No need to re-enter data twice. Not to mention less paper.

 

Everybody wins.

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Idea No. 92