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Spanish M-274 Now Available

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Are you a Spanish-speaking employer with questions about Form I-9? The Handbook for Employers is now available in Spanish!
Spanish-speaking employers now have a definitive resource at their fingertips to find answers to their questions about Form I-9, the employment eligibility verification form that all employers must complete for their employees. The Handbook for Employers (M-274) provides step-by-step instructions for the Form I-9 employment eligibility verification process. It includes information on how to complete and store I-9 forms, when and how to reverify employees, and how to avoid discriminatory behaviors. It also gives insight into E-Verify – the Department of Homeland Security’s free service that allows employers to electronically verify employment eligibility of new employees.
Here are examples of some of the topics covered in the M-274:
  • What do you do when a newly hired worker presents a document you haven’t seen before?The M-274 includes samples and descriptions of acceptable documents workers can choose to present during the I-9 process.
  • Can you demand that an employee show you specific documents during the I-9 process? No, the employee can choose among the acceptable documents listed on the Form I-9. However, the M-274 explains when you should reject certain documents.
  • Confused about which employees need to be reverified—and when? The M-274 explains which employees are subject to reverification—and which are not.
  • Can you accept a receipt for a replacement document? In most instances, you can accept a receipt for a replacement document that was lost, stolen or damaged. See the M-274 for information about when you can and cannot accept a receipt.
You can find the Spanish-language version of the Handbook for Employers (M-274) on the I-9 Central Web page,  on the Spanish-language E-Verify Web page, and in the newly launched Multilingual Resource Center.