I just read through the instructions for the new I-9 and saw that fields for an email address and phone number have been added to section one. According to the instructions, the fields are optional. However, the fact that entering this information is optional is not noted on the actual I-9 form. The fields on the I-9 should read: E-mail Address (optional) Telephone Number (optional). I can see where a lot of people will ...more »
Under Section 2 on the I-9 there is a space under where you fill in the List B and List C documents. I think that you could have a name listed on the documents field under each document with a reminder that if the social security card is in a different name that what is listed on Section 1 of the I-9 Form that this may result in an SSA TENTATIVE NONCONFIRMATION. I feel this would help them focus on the names and reduce ...more »
DHS and SSA should ask employers to post a sign in theirs office that states that the names on their SS card should be the same as the names they put on the form I-9. When jobs hunters fill out their form I-9 for employment, this would save time for both parties and avoid letters bean sent to either parties about mismatch names.
Remove Section 3 and require a new I-9 to be completed for all new hires, rehired, and reverifications. In addition, require an E-Verify case to be created for each I-9. This would standardize the process and improve compliance rates. However, it may require legislation to implement.
Identify in Section 1 that the employee's email and telephone number are optional, rather than making the employee read the instructions to find this out. Section 1 appears to be designed to trick the employee into entering these optional fields, which i think is wrong.
On E-Verify website when verifying a new hire, the online form should reflect/mimic the I-9 form. Ex: The website should request the Date of Birth in a number format just as the actual I-9 does. The Document Expiration Date (online) format should also be completed numerically, just as the actual I-9 form requests. Again, for Hire Date, the online format should also be numerical just as it is on the I-9 form. I have ...more »
Job applicants AFTER accepting a job offer from an employer should be able to conduct a Self Check E-Verify at the hiring site in private with notification of authorized employment to employer. Since the process emulates the Form I-9/E-verify process there can be no discrimination issues and could replace the entire Form I-9 process saving great expense and time for employer while protecting the employee and employer ...more »
This one may be controversial, but give it a chance: Why do we still have I-9 forms at all? Many ideas on this site regard ease of transferring data from the I9 into E-Verify. But if you participate in E-verify, you are already entering all relevant data into a giant database that returns an "Authorized" or "Not Authorized" result. The data is stored in the database for future reference. So why do we still fill, process, ...more »
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 ...more »
Given the rise in questions to government agencies, attorneys, and electronic I-9 suppliers regarding TPS and DED, it would be most helpful to add a link to DED information to I-9 Central and highlight the existing TPS link and new DED link. TPS and DED information should be added to the Acceptable Documents and FAQ pages too.
The I-9 Form should be revised to permit an employee and the employer to write not only the Employee's Permanent Resident number, but the card number (from the back of the card), as well. E-Verify cannot be run without both numbers.
I have the Adobe Acrobat Reader app on my iPad, with DC subscription to Document Cloud. I have followed the instructions to save the I-9 (enhanced version) to the Document Cloud, and then go into the app to open the I-9. However, it will not open (it tells me I need Acrobat Reader, which I already have and am using with all updates complete). I can open the enhanced I-9 on my Mac, but I cannot open it on my iPad. Has ...more »