Employee eligibility and verification

Purpose

The purpose of this Policy is to comply with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, as amended.

Policy

Lynn University is committed to employing only United States citizens or aliens who are authorized to work in the United States. All applicants who are to be considered for employment at the University must comply with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, as amended.

Each new employee is required by federal law to complete an Employment Eligibility Verification Form (I-9) and provide appropriate documentation regarding their citizenship or eligibility to work in the United States. This Form states under penalty of perjury that you are a citizen or national of the United States or that you are lawfully admitted to the United States for permanent residence or that you are an alien authorized by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to work in the United States. All employees must complete the I-9 Form and present it in person to Employee Services, along with supporting documentation, within one (1) day of the date of hire. Employees will not be allowed to continue working until the Form I-9 is satisfactorily completed and appropriate documentation reviewed by the office of Employee Services or designee.

It is also essential that if an employee renews a Visa, I-20, I-9, or any other such paperwork, the employee must also renew their records of that paperwork in Employee Services. Rehired employees must also complete the form if they have not previously filed an I-9 Form, if the previous I-9 is more than three years old, or if the previous I-9 is no longer valid.

Employees with questions or seeking more information on verification and immigration law issues are encouraged to contact Employee Services. Employees may raise questions or complaints about verification and immigration law compliance without fear of reprisal.

Definitions

Not applicable.

Procedures/Guidelines

Not applicable.

To learn more about this policy or the supporting procedures, please contact Employee Services

Policy updated on: Oct. 24, 2018