The I-9 form, mandated by the federal government, is essential for all employers, including dental practices. It verifies an employee's eligibility to work in the United States and is applicable to all employee types. Employees must provide documents like a Social Security card, passport, or driver's license for inspection within three days of hire. These forms should be retained for one-year post-employment or three years post-hire. Due to COVID-19, virtual document examination is temporarily allowed, extended until July 31, 2023. Non-compliance can result in costly fines, making regular internal audits advisable for practice adherence.
Schafer, Jodi SPHR, SHRM-SCP
"Staff Matters: I-9 Forms: What Every Employer Needs to Know,"
The Journal of the Michigan Dental Association: Vol. 105:
1, Article 9.
Available at: https://commons.ada.org/journalmichigandentalassociation/vol105/iss1/9