Migrant & Foreign Workers
Learn About Your Issue
This category concerns issues that migrant and seasonal workers (often working in agriculture) face around employment. It includes situations in which people are working on farms or other agricultural settings, getting permission to work in the US, addressing issues around being undocumented, dealing with sexual violence at work, or seeking protection and employment rights.
Employee Or Independent Contractor?
This resource breaks down the differences between employees and independent contractors.
I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification
Use Form I-9 to verify the identity and employment authorization of individuals hired for employment in the United States. All U.S. employers must properly complete Form I-9 for each individual they hire for employment in the United States. This includes citizens and noncitizens. Both employees and employers (or authorized representatives of the employer) must complete the form. On the form, an employee must attest to his or her employment authorization. The employee must also present his or her employer with acceptable documents evidencing identity and employment authorization. The employer must examine the employment eligibility and identity document(s) an employee presents to determine whether the document(s) reasonably appear to be genuine and to relate to the employee and record the document information on the Form I-9. The list of acceptable documents can be found on the last page of the form. Employers must retain Form I-9 for a designated period and make it available for inspection by authorized government officers.