Aliens and Immigration
The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986
(IRCA) bars employers from hiring individuals, including
illegal aliens, who are not legally entitled to work in the United
States. Employers must verify that individuals are eligible to work
by obtaining an Employment Eligibility Verification Form, known as
Form I-9, and inspecting the required supporting documents at the
time of hiring. I-9 forms must be retained for 3 years after the worker
is hired or for 1 year after termination, whichever is longer. IRCA
prohibits employers from discriminating in hiring, firing, recruiting,
or referring on the basis of national origin or citizenship status.
It is also illegal to retaliate against an employee who has filed
a discrimination charge. This provision applies to employers with
four or more employees.
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