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[Video] Form I-9 Explained: Ensuring Smooth Employment Eligibility

November 22nd, 2023 | 1 min. read

By Jessica Turner

Form I-9 Explained: Ensuring Smooth Employment Eligibility


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Embarking on a career journey can feel like preparing for a flight. In this crucial process, Form I-9 acts as your boarding pass, ensuring a smooth takeoff into your professional endeavors. Let's explore how this form is a key part of your employment journey.

Understanding Form I-9: Your Ticket to Employment Compliance

Form I-9, officially known as the Employment Eligibility Verification Form, is indispensable for a turbulence-free career. It's a collaborative effort between you and your employer, akin to showing your passport and ticket at an airport security checkpoint. This form is the verification of your identity and work authorization, a critical step in ensuring a compliant and smooth employment process.

The Importance of Form I-9: Ensuring Everyone's on the Right Flight

Just like a TSA security check, Form I-9 is there to confirm that everyone on the job plane is authorized and ready for the journey. Skipping this step is not just about missing out on opportunities; it can lead to substantial fines, comparable to buying every passenger on a jumbo jet an in-flight meal.

Avoiding Penalties: Steering Clear of Costly Errors

Inaccuracies or neglect in handling Form I-9 can be as disappointing as being escorted off your dream flight. With fines ranging from $272 to $27,108 per violation, the cost of non-compliance can be as steep as losing your frequent flyer miles forever. In 2019 alone, I-9 violations led to over $14 million in fines, emphasizing the need for meticulous attention to this process.

Ensuring a Smooth Employment Takeoff with Form I-9

Form I-9 is more than a mere formality; it's a critical component of your employment journey, ensuring compliance and avoiding penalties. Think of it as an essential item on a pilot's pre-flight checklist.

Need Expert Guidance?

At Combined Human Capital Management, we understand the intricacies of employment verification. If you're looking for assistance in navigating the employment airport, our team of experts is here to ensure your Form I-9 process is as precise and smooth as a pilot's pre-flight routine. 

This video is not intended to be exhaustive nor should any discussion or opinions be construed as legal advice. Viewers should contact legal counsel for legal advice.