Test Your I-9 IQ: Employer Quiz + Answers

Labor & Employment

Test your knowledge of general I-9 practices.

Employer Quiz

  1. How long must a Form I-9 be retained for each employee?
  2. True or False: An employer can specify the type of document an employee must provide to verify their identity.
  3. How far in advance may a Form I-9 be completed?
  4. True or False: Unless a business is a federal contractor, it is optional to use E-Verify in North Carolina.
  5. Do independent contractors need to complete Forms I-9?
  6. True or False: Once an employer enrolls in E-Verify, the employer must use E-Verify for all new hires.
  7. How should an employer submit a Form I-9 to USCIS and ICE?
  8. True or False: Employers can consider a future employment authorization expiration date in determining whether to hire an individual for a particular position.
  9. How should an employer correct an error in Section 1 of a Form I-9?
  10. When was Form I-9 last updated?


Answer Key

  1. Either three years after date of hire, or one year after employment is terminated, whichever is later.
  2. False.
  3. As soon as the employer has offered the individual a job and the individual has accepted the offer.
  4. False. Employers who have 25 or more employees in the state of NC are required to enroll in E-Verify.
  5. No.
  6. True.
  7. Employers should not mail Forms I-9 to USCIS or ICE. Rather, they should store Forms I-9 in a secure location for the required retention period.
  8. False.
  9. If the error is in Section 1, the employer should require the employee to correct it. The employee should draw a line through the incorrect information, enter the correct information, and initial and date the correction. Employers should attach an explanation of the changes made to an existing Form I-9. 
  10. July 2017. Employers should ensure they are using the most current version for new hires.