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Form I-9 requirements are triggered by the hire of an individual for employment in the United States. A “hire” is the actual commencement of employment of an employee for wages or other remuneration.  If any of the owners are “employees” of the company, then each owner must complete Form I-9.  Failure to comply with all Form I-9 requirements could result in civil penalties against the employer.

Last Reviewed/Updated: 
03/19/2014