I-9 Compliance Test Your Knowledge

  1. Are I-9 Forms available in other languages?
  2. Can employers in the United States use the Spanish version of the Form I-9?
  3. How can the Spanish version be used in the United States?
  4. Which version needs to be retained in the employer’s records?
  5. Are employees in Puerto Rico required to use the Spanish version of the Form I-9?

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  1. Form I-9 is available in English and Spanish.
  2. Only employers in Puerto Rico may complete the Spanish version to meet the verification and retention requirements of the law.
  3. Employers in the United States and other U.S. territories may use the Spanish version as a translation guide for Spanish-speaking employees.
  4. The English version must be completed and retained in the employer’s records.
  5. No. Employers in Puerto Rico may complete either the Spanish or the English version of Form I-9 to verify new employees.

Elga Lejarza-Penn, aPHR, PHR, SPHR, SHRM-CP, SHRM-SCP

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