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An employee has failed to submit proof of legal status upon

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An employee has failed to submit proof of legal status upon being hired. I know the employee has 3 days from the date of hire to provide proof but the employee is stating that they have applied for a new one and waiting to hear back from the governmental entity. He could provide us with a receipt showing that he's applied. How long can we wait for the proof?
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I'm Doug, and I'm sorry to hear of the confusion.

The employer has only 3 days after hire to prepare the I-9. Failure to do that can result in substantial fines and lawsuits by the Department of Justice.

A receipt for applying for proof of eligibility is not adequate proof for the employer and may not be relied on is offering employment.

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