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Pastor, Church & Law

written by Richard R. Hammar, J.D., LL.M., CPA

Employment Eligibility Verification

Volume 3 . Chapter 8, Part 1 . § 8-03
Key Point8-03 Employers are required by law to confirm the identity, and eligibility to work, of all new hires. This is done by having each new hire complete Immigration and Naturalization Service Form I-9. Churches are subject to this requirement.

Key Point One federal court ruled that churches can be forced to comply with the immigration reporting requirements even if compliance would violate their religious convictions.2

The Immigration Reform and Control Act made all U.S. employers responsible to verify the employment eligibility and identity of all employees hired to work in the United States after November 6, 1986. To implement the law, employers are required to complete Employment Eligibility Verification forms (Form I-9) for all employees, ...

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