Although the hiring of undocumented workers and employment discrimination is prohibited by the Immigration Reform and Control Act, the requirements for documentation and completing the Form I-9 can be confusing. Employers should consider the following steps during the hiring process to avoid penalties. Verify identity using acceptable documents that meet the proof of identity requirement. Confirm an applicant’s eligibility to work in the United States through the List A documents provided by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). Comply with documentation requirements within three days and complete the I-9 for all new employers and active employees hired after Nov. 6, 1986. Be sure to maintain records that meet specific requirements.